FOCUS AREAS | Food & Agriculture
How might we
feed 8.5 billion people
With a projected population increase of nearly one billion in the decade leading to 2030, feeding the world in a sustainable manner is an enormous challenge. Importantly, SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) has significant connections with many of the other goals, such as good health and wellbeing, responsible consumption and production and climate action.
Of the 8.5 billion people, 720 million are Southeast Asia alone. In this region, smallholder farmers contribute a large proportion of agricultural production. Essentially, they feed us. We can create a significant impact by giving these farmers access to technological tools, data, and knowledge about best practices. They also make up a large part of the population. So, bridging these gaps is especially meaningful to us, as we can chip away at the problem and help farmers grow and prosper.
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Rebooting Food Systems
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only exposed, but enlarged the cracks within our fragile food systems. In a climate characterised by frequent and rapid change, we have the opportunity to rethink our global food systems to be more sustainable and resilient. This piece explores how we can enable a more sustainable and resilient food system in terms of better supply, quality, and diversity, from farm to table.
Building tomorrow's food systems
Despite the importance of smallholder farmers to the food supply chain, they are vulnerable to challenges on multiple fronts, all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This piece examines how supporting Smallholder AgriTech can solve these problems and help create better livelihoods for smallholders, stronger agribusinesses, a more resilient food supply chain, and safer, more nutritious food.