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Possible Contributions of Research to Solve the World Food Problem — Approaches, Strategies, Implementation. Summary

Dusseldorp, Marc ORCID iD icon; Sauter, Arnold


Malnutrition and undernourishment have been among the most serious problems facing the global community for decades. In 2009, more than 1 billion people worldwide suffered from hunger - more than ever before since 1970, the beginning of the United Nations World Food Statistics. In addition, there are several billion people suffering from "hidden hunger", i.e. an undersupply of vital micronutrients such as vitamins or minerals.
In view of this pressing problem, the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment commissioned TAB in October 2008 with the TA project "What contribution can research make to solving the world food problem?", the terms of reference of which can be outlined by the following questions: Where are there particularly large gaps in knowledge about the world food problem? In which research areas can relevant contributions to solutions be expected, so that more intensive support would be obvious? Where are specific restrictions to be overcome or which new forms of inter- and transdisciplinary research should be developed?
The final report includes an overview of the dimensions and influencing factors of the world food problem, a summary of selected topics for research in Germany, and the evaluation of a public expert workshop conducted by TAB as part of the project. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137659
Veröffentlicht am 22.10.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 02.2011
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137659
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF II, LK 01) Wissensgesellschaft
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 20 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 142
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Schlagwörter Technology assessment; World nutrition; Research; Research policy; Agriculture
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