CSIRO scientists are working with African scientists to increase food security in Africa, where 1 in 3 children suffer malnutrition.
Australian science joins global effort to transform food system
On a planet with sufficient food for all, a billion people go hungry, while millions are suffering from chronic disease due to over-consumption.
16 November 2011 | Updated 11 January 2012
Our global food system faces additional pressure as populations grow – to a predicted 8.5 to 10 billion by 2050 – and diets shift globally towards higher consumption of calories, fats and animal products.
In the lead up to United Nations (UN) global climate talks in Durban, South Africa in November 2011, an independent global commission of eminent scientists have released a set of concrete recommendations to policy makers on how to achieve food security in the face of climate change.
The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change (The Commission) is an initiative of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Twelve Commissioners from leading science organisations from around the world constitute the Commission, including Dr Megan Clark, CSIRO Chief Executive.
For Commission summary, press materials, images, and other background information visit: The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change [external link].
Read CSIRO's media release: Australian science joins global effort to transform food system.
Find out more about CSIRO's Sustainable Agriculture Flagship.