How agricultural research can navigate the perfect storm

The world is about to face the perfect storm. Population growth, rising incomes, and urbanization mean growing demand for food, energy, and other resources. At the same time, we harm our ability to meet those needs by degrading our water, biodiversity, and soils. Meanwhile, climate change and social inequality intensify all of these challenges, leading to a downward spiral of choices that compound environmental degradation and pollution. This confluence of challenges presents serious risks to global food and nutrition security.

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