7.7 billion people, that is the world’s population today and by the middle of the century the Earth’s population is expected to hit nine billion, with more than half of that growth taking place in Africa.
Feeding this growing population won’t be easy. 12 years ago a scientists reckoned that the global food system will need to produce more food in the next 50 years than it did in the past 10,000 combined.
Over 33% of us are facing water scarcity today and by the year 2025 that figure may rise to 67%.
Did you know that 70% of global water withdrawals are done by farmers and this is where we find the greatest water wastage?
Actually, approximately 60% of the water used for irrigation is wasted due to evapotranspiration, land runoff or primitive irrigation techniques.