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Friday, August 14, 2015

Global production to drop by10 per cent

Latest evidence has revealed that from 2070 onward, severe shocks, which could see global production drop by 10 per cent, may be happening in seven out of every ten years, NaijaAgroNet learnt.

An author from the UK's Met Office,  Kirsty Lewis, said, "It is very difficult to characterize these extreme events and their frequency, but what we do see quite clearly is that events that are very rare in the present day are becoming more frequent in the future.

“The most extreme events of the future are likely to become more intense, so potentially larger shocks and more frequent shocks."

Researchers, NaijaAgroNet reports, say an over reliance on global trade may make these production shocks worse especially in Africa and the Middle East.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says that increasing population will drive demand for food up by 60 per cent by 2050 in any case, so there is going to be significant pressure on food production.

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