[Report] Report on regenerative agriculture in collaboration with FAO
As our world’s population continues to rise, agricultural industries are called upon to match increasing demands. According to a 2009 United Nations report, the world will need to double its food production by the year 2050.
- Category: #Awaji #Agriculture and Food
- Interview date: Oct 8th, 2018
- Writer: David Kpondehou
As our world’s population continues to rise, agricultural industries are called upon to match increasing demands. According to a 2009 United Nations report, the world will need to double its food production by the year 2050. To combat this challenge, farmers have been seeking biological and technological breakthroughs which have now successfully increased crop yields.
However, many of the processes and techniques used to produce more food have also led to a compromise in quality. Although developed countries now produce more food than ever before, people must ask themselves, “Are these foods safe? What are the health and environmental impacts of this food?” As researchers begin to address these questions, some farmers have begun shifting their practices to more regenerative methods, which utilize organic, natural resources to cultivate healthy food while simultaneously giving back to the earth.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is now documenting case study solutions in an effort to spread knowledge which empowers farmers to maintain their success while preserving food quality and security. As part of its collaboration with FAO, Awaji Youth Federation will report on global case studies of a new regenerative revolution, including case studies from Awaji Island. AYF wishes for its research to reach farmers who will utilize the knowledge to work towards the production of high-quality, nutritious, and organic food which helps to achieve FAO’s goal of global food security.