Skip to main content

Supporting policy with scientific evidence

We mobilise people and resources to create, curate, make sense of and use knowledge to inform policymaking across Europe.

Publication | 18 September 2020

OECD work on food systems

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The global food system is facing a daunting triple challenge:

  • Food security and nutrition

Feeding a world population that is expected to approach 10 billion by 2050 and providing adequate nutrition.

  • Livelihoods and rural development

Providing incomes to more than 500m farmers and others along the food chain, and supporting balanced development.

  • Resource use and sustainability

Doing so sustainably, i.e. using essentially the same amount of land and less water, while adapting to climate change and contributing to lower GHG emissions.