WHAT WE KNOW (OR THINK WE KNOW) What are some key drivers likely to influence the next decade, regardless of other uncertainties?
The AC21 has honed in on the following:
An increasing world population, especially in poor, non-Western countries, is leading to growing global food and feed needs. World population is not expected to level off until mid-century. This will require increased productivity from agricultural lands and could increase encroachment on non-agricultural lands, especially if agricultural productivity (e.g. production per acre planted) does not keep pace with increases in global populations..3