The change across world’s cities and rural areas is obvious, constant and rapid. Growing demand for food, driven by population growth and rising incomes, creates opportunities and challenges for people working in rural areas, including in smallholder agriculture and the non-farm economy.
By analysing the results of research promoted by the Foundation and thanks to the contribution of influential speakers, we are able to offer practical proposals and effective measures to tackle urgent problems such as hunger and obesity, the proper use of natural resources, food waste, the environmental impact of agricultural production and climate change.
In today’s present context, poverty is been considered to be a vital factor that has created an impact in the lives of the people constricting the growth and development to enable innovations to come into practice.
With this discussion forum, FAO aims to bring together experts of all levels from scientists who study the potential of sustainable crop production, to the practitioners who apply sustainable horticultural practices - to exchange their experiences, new findings and challenges faced.
The 2016 World Food Prize, often called the “Nobel prize for food and agriculture” was granted to the International Potato Center (CIP). CIP is a research center that successfully bred a variety of orange sweet potato that is rich in beta carotene. Beta carotene is a nutrient that our bodies use to produce vitamin A.
There is enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but more than 800 million people suffer from hunger, while half a billion suffer from obesity. A mayor and fundamental challenge lies in the question of distribution of productive resources such as land and seeds and how they are being used.