The world population will rise to 9 billion by 2040 (from the current 7 billion). This has massive implications for all sorts of human activity and human well-being … perhaps first and foremost being the questions about how we feed and water that population.

There are all sorts of answers we need if the world is not to go into some kind of ‘meltdown’ … but before we start to answer the questions, we need to be sure that we have asked the right questions … and ALL the right questions.

We need a full discussion amongst the various sets of stakeholders (and who is not a stakeholder in this area) to set the agenda. Only then should we move towards solutions.