Why the impact of global agriculture matters
Food and agriculture make up a huge 24% of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the industry needs to reduce the impact of production while also adapting to rapidly changing conditions and producing more food to feed our growing population. The United Nations (UN) Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that by 2030 the world will require 50% more food, 50% more energy and 30% more water to support 8.3 billion people. That’s no easy feat, but if we all do our bit, we’ll have the best chance of winning the fight against climate change.