FAO report outlines multiple challenges to future food security

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Farmers in a village in western Nepal’s Surkhet district prepare land to plant turmeric. Photo: IFAD/Sanjit Das/Panos

Increased pressures on natural resources, rising inequality and the effects of climate change are placing global food security "in jeopardy," the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns.

FAO says unless countries make additional investments in their food systems, they will not meet the global goal of ending extreme hunger by 2030.

The agency's latest report, launched on Wednesday, outlines trends and challenges affecting future food production.

Lorenzo Bellu is a senior economist with FAO and head of its Global Perspective Studies Unit.

He spoke to Sandra Ferrari about some of the challenges.

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