Feeding a World of 10 Billion People: The TVA/IFDC Legacy

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This material contains information on Travis P. Hignett Memorial Lecture, given by a distinguished speaker, highlighting the role of science, technology, and fertilizer in improving food production over the past 50 years. The lecture explores the challenges of feeding a population of 10 billion by the end of the century. It discusses the history of the TVA's agricultural resource development program, which led to fertilizer science and technology advancements. It also explains establishment of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and its contributions to global fertilizer sector development. The material emphasizes the importance of integrated soil nutrient management and innovative practices to achieve sustainable agricultural productivity and alleviate poverty. The document concludes with the projected population growth and the need to address the increasing demand for food.
Food production, Agricultural research, Food security, Poverty alleviation