We consume more natural resources than the earth can provide. This global overuse, driven by a short-term consumerist mindset, leads to natural resource depletion, such as declining soil fertility and a loss of biodiversity, and decreased resilience in the supply chains of food and other consumer products.
In the coming years, agriculture will face an unprecedented confluence of pressures, including a substantial increase in the global population, intensifying need and competition for increasingly scarce land and water, and the impact of climate change. This will affect all life.
These challenges call for a much-needed transition to sustainable production and consumption. This urgency is also anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); if the global population reaches 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to sustain current lifestyles.
Read our vision paper (.pdf) to learn more about our position on food and agriculture systems.