From orphan crops to future foods : Unlocking the potential of neglected foods with the African Orphan Crops Consortium
The world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion people by 20501. This raises an urgent question: how do we ensure that we have enough food to meet the needs of the worlds expanding population Any solution to this problem must also address the need for better nutrition: according to the WHO Global Nutrition Report 2017, 123 countries face a serious burden in either two or all three major types of malnutrition2 . These questions may only find answers in plants and crops. This is a global challenge that requires global cooperation.