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The 30-Year Challenge: Agriculture's Strategic Role in Feeding and Fueling a Growing World

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    To develop this report, Farm Foundation drew on the insights of leaders from business, government, non-governmental organizations and academia. We began with a small group of individuals whose discussions defined the 30-year challenge in six broad categories: 1. global financial markets and recession, 2. global food security, 3. global energy security, 4. climate change, 5. competition for natural resources, and 6. global economic development. Farm Foundation then invited a broader group of leaders to explore each of the six categories, identifying critical strategic problems, alternative strategies and potential policies. Those discussions are the basis of this report. The topics and options presented here are not intended to be inclusive; rather they are a template from which to expand discussion and debate. This is not a consensus document and it does not make recommendations. It does reflect the diverse opinions expressed by project participants, their analysis of the problems which must solved to meet the 30-year challenge, and their assessment of some potential options to deal with those problems.

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    Paper provided by Farm Foundation in its series Issue Reports with number 45719.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ffispa:45719

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    Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance; Environmental Economics and Policy; Food Security and Poverty; International Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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