Lecture

Lunchlecture: Can sub-Saharan Africa feed itself?

SSA is the region at greatest food security risk because until 2050 its population will increase 2.5-fold and demand for cereals more than triple, while current levels of cereal consumption depend on substantial imports. At issue is whether SSA can meet this enormous increase in cereal demand without greater reliance on imports or massive expansion of agricultural area and associated biodiversity loss and greenhouse gas emissions. Using analysis based on the Global Yield Gap Atlas this question will be analysed and discussed.

Organised by Impulse
Date

Wed 25 May 2016 12:30 to 13:30

Venue Impulse, building number 115
Stippeneng 2
115
6708 WE Wageningen
+31 317-482828