Introduction 2. 3. 1. On World Population Day (11.07.2017), DW explores how to adapt our societies to feed all 10 billion people expected by 2050 - while preserving our environment. Agricultural production for renewable resources: Recycling waste produced from farming and raising livestock for renewable resources, such as fertilizer or compost. 2. All communities face the challenge of managing resources responsibly, not only for themselves, but for the sake of the world around them. How will we feed the growing population and at what costs to the environment? How Will We Feed a World of Nine Billion People? "How we feed the planet, slow population growth, and thereby raise living standards is still an open question." How to Feed the World in 2050 Executive Summary 1. Forgotten rural areas. The key, says the author of a new book, is to use water better, close yield gaps, eat less meat, and family planning. Editor's Note: We used Twitter to cover the conference live. As incomes rise, people will increasingly consume more resource-intensive, animal-based foods. There will be nearly 10 billion people on Earth by 2050—about 3 billion more mouths to feed than there were in 2010. Novel ways of feeding nine billion: Thinking of innovative methods to feed a growing world population. Outlook for food security towards 2050 (1) The changing socio-economic environment (2) The natural resource base to 2050 – will there be enough land, water and genetic diversity to meet demands? Can We Feed the Growing Population? But sheer population growth isn’t the only reason we’ll need more food. (3) Potential for food security 3. How do we meet the needs of people and decrease the use of pesticides and fertilizers? 7. There is a big shortfall between the amount of food we produce today and the amount needed to feed everyone in 2050. ... Human civilization heavily impacts the environment and the rich natural resources we depend on. How does natural selection play a role in the insect control dilemma? 8 Minute Read.