Abstracts - International Workshop on Addressing the Livelihood Crisis of Farmers: Weather and Climate Services
The International Workshop on Addressing the Livelihood Crisis of Farmers: Weather and Climate Services is taking place at a time when there is a growing concern about livelihoods of over 500 million smallholder farmers around the world coupled with the increasing climate variability and future climate change. The world population is projected to grow from 6.5 billion today to 8.3 billion in 2030 and nearly 9.2 billion in 2050. All of that growth will be concentrated in developing countries. Global food production will therefore need to increase by more than 50% by 2030, and should nearly double by 2050. In 2010, FAO expects the cereal stocks-to-utilization ratio to be nearly 24%, which is the highest since 2003. Cereal production for developing countries is forecasted to decrease slightly by 0.8 percent in 2010. Agriculture’s share of Official Development Assistance fell from 19% in 1980 to about 5% today.
Collection(s) and Series: WMO/TD- No. 1539
Format: Digital (Free)