World population is growing unabated, more so in developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The world population is expected to be about 8 billion in 2025 and will stabilize at about 10 billion people by 2050. Currently around 1 billion people suffer from hunger and 2 billion children are malnourished due to deficiency of minerals and vitamins. The food production needs to be doubled by 2050 from less land area and shrinking water and other natural resourcesfor meeting the needs of growing world population. This is a biggest challenge to the world food security and daunting task for the scientists, technocrats, agricultural experts, environmentalists and policy planners to achieve the targets while maintaining natural resource base of soils for sustainability of agricultural system.
With advent of green revolution era, world food production has increased many folds during last five decades mainly due to adoption of high yielding, high input requiring semi dwarf varieties of wheat, rice and improved hybrids of maize, sorghum etc. However, intensive irrigation and use of agro chemicals have led to many grey patches on account of secondary salinization, degrading soil health and biotic and abiotic stresses. Consequently, the factor productivity is increasing with lesser input use efficiency. The climate change has further aggravated the situation on account of global warming and lack of climate resilient varieties. Human and livestock health is determined by genetic, epigenetic, environmental&nutritional and stress factors and immunity levels. Therefore, coherence among these should be ensured. The immunity can be modulated by food/feed and environment. . . .
International Foundation for Substainable Development in Africa and Asia
(in the AASF e. V.)
African Asian Studies Promotion Association,
University of Applied Sciences and Arts,
Society for Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Management (SSARM),
African Asian Studies Promotion Association
Afrikanisch-Asiatische Studienförderung e.V.
MAHATMA GANDHI HAUS
Karl Fritz Heise-Saal
37075 Göttingen / Germany