With hunger and malnutrition still prominent in a vast majority of underdeveloped countries and factors such as mounting pressures on natural resources, climate change and intensification of natural disasters, global food sustainability is becoming increasingly threatened.
The world’s population is expected to grow to almost 10 billion by 2050, boosting agricultural demand – in a scenario of modest economic development.
Satisfying increased demands on agriculture with existing farming practices is requiring commensurate shifts in output. This is leading to added pressure on natural resources, increased greenhouse gas emissions, and further deforestation and land degradation. For this reason, high-input, resource-intensive farming systems can no longer deliver sustainable food and agricultural production.
Urgently needed are innovative systems that protect and enhance the natural resource base, whilst increasing productivity. Food losses and waste claim a significant proportion of agricultural output, and reducing them would lessen the need for production increases.
Areas we cover:
- Agriculture Equipment
- Agriculture Production
- Agricultural Science
- Nutritional & Food Science
- Supply Chain Management
- Testing, Inspection & Certification
- Victoria Oldham | Food, Nutrition & Agriculture