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.
Rapid globalization and a surging global demand for food, feed, bioenergy, renewable materials and agricultural land are radically changing the conditions of the bioeconomy. At the same time, the biosciences and biotechnology are revolutionizing the production of biomass resources and how they are used.
Drones, aquaponics systems, solar power water desalinization, LED-lit farms with optimized photosynthesis and digital soil mapping. That’s the list of top five innovations in agriculture for 2015. How many of these are applied in Africa?
Another aspect of farming intensification is the increased use of antimicrobial pharmaceutical to avoid production losses from animal diseases. Therefore it is an assumed high priority on the agenda for development to reduce the excessive use of antimicrobials in livestock and water respectively to prevent further emergence of AMR.
The ICGFS 2016: 18th International Conference on Global Food Security aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Global Food Security.