Feed 9

Value of Hands-on Learning (link)


In the "Digital Age, why are leaders with knowledge of agriculture needed?

3 Critical Numbers    http://www.sensibletable.com/feeding-9-billion.aspx  (Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco)

  • 3 Billion middle-class People added to the world by 2050.  
    2 Billion more people in the world by 2050
+  Projected Increase in world living standards
=  3 Billion more middle-class by the year 2050
  • 60% more animal protein (meat, milk, and eggs) will need to added to the world production by 2050.  The 30% increase in world population, combined with increasing protein consumption worldwide to minimum daily requirements, equals 60% more protein by 2050.
    • Protein is necessary for key body functions including provision of essential amino acids and  development and maintenance of muscles.   Diets which include some Animal-based proteins provide all essential amino acids needed by humans.
    • As incomes increase, demand for animal-based protein increases.
    • The U.N. reports that 825 million people are still undernourished; the average person in the industrial world took in 10 percent more calories daily in 1961 than the average person in the developing world consumes today.

  • 1.5 earths needed  to maintain the current rate of food production. It takes our earth 1.5 years to regenerate the renewable resources use in ONE year.  At this rate, by 2030 the world will require double the planet’s resources to meet the population’s needs. (World Wildlife Fund Living Planet Report)

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Value of Career and Technical Education courses such as Ag Education?
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