Experts say we are looking down the barrel of a global food crisis.
In the next 30 years the world will need 70 percent more food than is supplied now.
Food scientist Paul Moughan says New Zealand has a key role to play.
"We're not going to feed the world, but I think New Zealand can help the world feed itself," he told the Paul Henry programme today.
"We've got an enormous… bank of intellectual capital in this country when it comes to farming, when it comes to agricultural science, when it comes to food science – that's what we're really good at."
Watch the video for the full interview with Paul Moughan.