Human Geography
Research Topic

Food production and food security

Agriculture and fisheries will continue to provide the basis for feeding the global population estimated to consist of 9-10 billion people by the end of this century. Simultaneously, food production contributes significantly to climate gas emissions and other environmental challenges.

Fish for food in Africa.
Ragnhild Overå

Main content

Food security for the world’s population depends on complex relations between the sustainability of production and value chains, international and national policies and distribution, as well as the economic situation and opportunities of individual households. Food is integral to culture and often essential to innovations and economic development. But food security also concerns issues of good or unhealthy nutrition, pollution, waste and climate change.

Our research focuses on the challenges of meeting the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals when providing households with sufficient healthy food.

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