The food on our plates is not to be taken for granted. In East Africa, 35% of young children is stunted due to malnutrition. To address these challenges and keep up with the ever-growing population in a changing climate, the food sector needs more stable supply chains to provide affordable food for all, today and tomorrow.
This challenge is critical:
By 2050, the global population is projected to exceed 9.6 billion. Global food production will need to increase by 50% to meet this challenge, which will be particularly acute in rapidly expanding urban areas.
Soil quality and water resources are already depleting and the impact of climate change is further aggravating this development.
Low prices and poverty are forcing farmers from the land and young people are turning their backs on a future in agriculture.