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SANREM CRSP, University of Georgia
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This document describes the progress of the SANREM CRSP for the period June 1, 1999 to May 31, 2000.
Excerpt: With a world population expected to hit 8 billion people by 2030, the demands for food and fiber will be unprecedented in our history. And those demands are growing in the face of continuing deterioration of the ecosystems that we depend on for survival. Humanity’s challenge in the coming decades is to pursue three Goals simultaneously. First, we must produce enough food to keep up with the needs of rapidly growing populations without significantly increasing the amount of land under the plow. Second, economic opportunities must be available so poverty can be reduced. Poverty is not only a tragedy for the individual but contributes to environmental and political instability. Third, our natural resource use must be sustainable because depletion of natural resources affects our ability to address the first two Goals now and in the future.