Worldwide trends and facts in agriculture (2)

Yield of maize, rice, wheat, and Soybean all need to increase 60 percent by 2050, to meet the demand of a growing population and the changes in humans’ diet. Currently, growths in yield are short of the target. In order to preserve natural resources it is necessary to increase the harvests from the existing area of arable land.
(Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research – CGIAR).

World animal protein consumption has more than doubled since 1970.  This level will increase 60 percent by 2030 because of growing population and increasing per capita consumption. The growing demand for meat in China, India and USA is roughly equivalent, but differ in their per capita consumption. An American consumes more than twice as much animal protein as the global average.

During the past three decades, global aquaculture production has expanded from around 5 million tons in 1982 to over 66 million tons in 2012nand is expected to grow up to 93.9 million tons in 2030. While the share of capture fisheries was nearly 60 percent of global production in 2012, it is expected to fall to exactly the half by 2030, as aquaculture will grow by another 30 million tons over the same period.
(FishStat; WorldBank).

The biological plant protection market was worth US$ 1.6 billion in 2014, representing less than 5 percent of the overall plant protection market. But the figure is growing, the market volume is predicted to rise to more than US$ 5 billion by 2020, amounting the market share of 7 percent. Strict regulations on plant protection products and growing demand for biological solution coul fuel further market growth in Europe.
(National Geographic).

4,000 billion tons of carbon is bound in the soil. Favorable agricultural practices help to keep it as carbon dioxide in the soil and to protect our climate. In comparison: 800 billion tons of carbon is bound in the atmosphere and 360 billion tons in trees.
(Global Soil Forum des Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies – IAAS).

More than 1 billion people are Facebook user while Twitter user are 554 million worldwide.
Worldwide activity of young farmer (age between 18 – 35) in social media: USA (76%), UK (53%), and Australia (33%).
(Rabobank, 2013).

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