T2W2 Challenges to Food Production & Supply

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  • 1. What challenges are there to food production and supply?
  • 2. Intensify food production method Increase area for farming What efforts have been put in to increase food supply?  Green Revolution - HYVs - irrigated water - mechanisation - chemical fertilisers - chemical pesticides  High-tech farming - replace land as medium - stacking  Modernise animal rearing - sedentary animals / caged - hormones - antibodies - mechanisation - “factory production”  GMFs  Deforestation - Indonesia, Brazil etc  Land reclamation eg FELDA scheme  Emplodering in The Netherlands APPLICATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & INNOVATION
  • 3. Source: http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/08/11/un-urges-u-s-to-halt-ethanol-push/
  • 4. Impacts of Global Warming on the Environment
  • 5. How will each of the following affect food production and supply, and hence world hunger? Industrial crops & industrial uses for food crops Climate change Environmental degradation Urbanisation