Producers are looking to Africa to feed a growing global population as land and water constraints curb the scope for raising output in other regions, the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association said.
Syngenta AG, the world’s largest maker of crop chemicals, said an agreement to help bolster the supply of barley to beermaker AB InBev NV will be a template for future deals with food and drinks companies.
U.K. food production is stagnating as European Union regulators ban pesticides, and growers need the same access to crop-protection products as competitors outside the bloc, the country’s National Farmers’ Union said.
Global warming is expected to take an increasing toll on the economy, food production, fresh water supplies and human health as the century progresses, according to a draft study for the United Nations.
Carbon emissions from farming can be cut by as much as 90 percent by 2030, equivalent to removing all cars in the world, by steps including eating less beef and better use of fertilizer, according to a report by Climate Focus and California Environmental Associates.