Reducing food waste and more sustainable farming should also be top of our priorities, say climate change experts.
Putting Agricultural Research On The Agenda Is The Only Way Of Creating A Sustainable Planet: A Plea To The COP23 Committee
We are a civilization thanks to agriculture, and it is agriculture that will drive us out of the sad times in which our civilization finds itself today. In 1970, the Nobel Foundation awarded the Peace Prize to Dr Norman Borlaug, a pioneer wheat breeder who is considered to have saved over one billion lives thanks to his research vision.
I used to be a soldier, a journey through the European wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, then Africa and the Middle East, spanning
Local sensitivity and innovation are important and should be encouraged. But they also raise the spectre of fragmentation - national parks forced to fight individually to protect the landscapes which belong to all. It would be a tragedy if this were to transpire. Politicians in Westminster, Cardiff and Edinburgh would do well to heed the words of Sarah Fowler: "This works when we work together."
Today, we use sensors to monitor cattle, which means that a farmer can make informed decisions on how to manage his livestock based on real-time data, and he can do that remotely without having to be physically in the field. Therefore, the time saved by avoiding manual monitoring can be used elsewhere to make the farm more efficient.
We have a real opportunity therefore, as we move away from this flawed system, to treat Brexit as a blank canvas upon which to redesign our food and farming policy. If we paint the right picture, we can make huge changes for the better not only here in the UK, but globally too, by setting a new benchmark for others to follow suit.
Flickr / Crop Trust What kind of sustainable food choices can we make in our everyday lives? "I would say the number one
Agricultural development through productivity improvements, crop intensification, irrigation, and investment in infrastructure has significantly improved food security and the seasonal dimension of hunger worldwide in recent years. Yet seasonal hunger still persists among the rural poor, and should not be lost within poverty statistics or forgotten when addressing chronic hunger in policymaking.
Against the odds, she completed primary school and moved to Côte d'Ivoire's second largest town, Bouaké, to become secretary to a local pharmacy and learn business administration.
Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.