There is an urgent need for a food system that will sustain the world’s people both now and for future generations. It is widely cited that agricultural production will need to increase 70% to feed the global population of 9 billion expected by 2050. Moreover,as a result of unfair trade, production and distribution practices, today’s food system fails to provide equitable access to nutrition for nearly one in seven people. The situation is exacerbated by the impact of climate change, which has produced increased flooding, more frequent and enduring droughts and pollution. How businesses respond to these growing pressures on our world’s food supply will determine whether hunger and poverty are eradicated or soar to new heights.
Featured ICCR Initiatives
Financing Food Justice: Put your money where your mouth is - ICCR members and allies share their reflections on promoting food justice as part of our commemoration of 2014 Food Day
Principles for a Faithful Farm Bill. The U.S. Farm Bill is a crucial mechanism for helping reduce malnutrition and strengthening rural communities.
Food commodities speculation. ICCR members are calling for the imposition of meaningful speculative position limits across food commodity futures to limit excessive speculation and provide better and more stable price signals to famers and policy makers.