Agricultural output has increased over 160% since the 1960s, while the world’s population has more then doubled. Farmers and agricultural producers
have done a great job of meeting the challenge of feeding the world
, reducing poverty and in many cases contribute to sustaining biodiversity. However, tradeoffs in food production have degraded other ecosystem services.
If food production is to keep pace with population growth, without degrading the ecosystem services necessary to sustain it, changes must now ensue for the widespread adoption and development of sustainable agricultural practices
must do their part to ensure
that farmers and other agricultural producers have the right incentives
to adopt sustainable agricultural practices. Individually, education about the consequences of food choices
is one important step in the right direction. In the larger picture, landscape level planning
If humanity can create sustainable agricultural systems, preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services globally, we can feed the world and ensure resources are sustained for future generations.