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Agriculture and Aquaculture in a Changing World

Author Jaivime Evaristo is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program at the University of Pennsylvania. This post is adapted from his conclusion of a paper he wrote for the IGEL Student Research Briefs series. Opinions represented in blog posts and research briefs represent the opinions of the authors only, not of Wharton, Penn or IGEL. Click here to read the whole paper>>

In industrialized countries, the area given to agricultural activities has fallen by three percent between 1961 and 2007.  In developing countries, however, it has risen by 21 percent (FAOSTAT 2009). However, although the aggregate output is quantitatively greater than the aggregate food demand, it is unfortunate to note that one in seven people today still do not have access to sufficient food, primarily in the developing world, while an equal number are overfed (Godfray et al. 2010). Continue reading