Even before the world was gripped by Covid-19, food security was already a dire problem. The pandemic made the crisis worse and highlighted the biggest challenge facing the world in the coming decades: How is it going to feed its steadily growing global population?

As of September, the world’s current population stands at 7.9 billion. According to the United Nations, this number is expected to hit 9.7 billion in 2050. With a 2 billion increase in just about 30 years, how is the world going to have enough food and water to go around? \

“We are facing enormous challenges when it comes to our food systems and these challenges are not just environmental challenges, they are also health and social related,” says Gillian Diesen, client portfolio manager in Pictet Asset Management’s thematic equities team, in an interview with The Edge Singapore.

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