The main elements of a strategy to greatly increase food production and do it sustainably are clear: do more to support the world’s farmers – especially the resource-poor majority – with better research, information, infrastructures and incentives, within a broadly favourable and stable macro-economic environment.

This study is an output of SEI’s PoleStar Project. Named after the star that guided voyagers through uncharted waters, the PoleStar Project aims to develop and apply appropriate methods, concepts and data for sustainability planning and for other environment/development issues.