Can we feed the world?

19 March 2013

Portrait of Professor Sir Charles Godfray

with Professor Sir Charles Godfray
Director, Oxford Martin School

Professor Charles Godfray was appointed Director of the Oxford Martin School on 1 February 2018. He is a population biologist with broad interests in the environmental sciences and has published in fundamental and applied areas of ecology, evolution...

As the population rises to 9-10 billion people, then there are going to be some real challenges for food security with greater demand for food at a time when there’ll be increased competition for water, energy and land. Issues of supply and demand, sustainability and equitability must be considered says Charles Godfray.