01 June 2011

Visualizing Crop Production 1961-2050

A six-part infographic was launched by the Farming First coalition in advance of the G8 summit. "The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy" uses visuals to tell the story of where agriculture has been, where it is projected to go and what impacts that might have. Below, I have included three of the most interesting graphics.  What strikes me is the fact that the predicted growth in cereal crop production in Africa is very small compared to that of Asia.

I am in no position to properly analyze the predictions and where the numbers were found, but I know that a commentator or two will jump in to add some perspective.