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Diversity is key to a climate resilient food system
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Diversity is key to a climate resilient food system

The world’s farms produce only a handful of varieties of bananas, avocados, coffee and other foods. This lack of diversity in crops mass produced for food is making them vulnerable to climate change. If no action is taken, it will become increasingly difficult to grow crops, with devastating consequences.

 

 

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Source: The Guardian
Tackling threats to global food security
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Tackling threats to global food security

Between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger in 2020. That’s around one in 10 of the world’s population. COVID-19, climate change and conflict are among the main drivers of global food insecurity. A recent UN report has 6 recommendations for ensuring all have access to healthy food.

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Source: World Economic Forum
21 strategies for achieving a circular economy
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21 strategies for achieving a circular economy

The latest Circularity Gap Report presents 21 strategies for shifting towards a circular economy. These strategies, which could lower use of new resources by 28% and greenhouse gas emissions by 39%, are categorised by key society-driven requirements, such as housing, nutrition and transport.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Geothermal energy for farming seafood
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Geothermal energy as a resource for seafood production

Geothermal energy is a renewable heat source which can efficiently regulate temperatures for aquaculture. Now adopted in 21 countries for farming fish, crustaceans, amphibians and reptiles, its overall use has increased by more than 13 percent since 2015. An intriguing prospect for global food supply.

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Source: Global Seafood Alliance
Transforming the global food system to avert a mass scale crisis
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Transforming the global food system to avert a mass scale crisis

Cascading fallout from the COVID crisis may yet develop into a food crisis for many. World Economic Forum Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab recently outlined four ways food systems need to be transformed to make them healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and fairer for all.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Redefining farm skills for the technological age
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Redefining farm skills for the technological age

Agricultural productivity and performance need to be improved to feed a growing population. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics will play a key role. Every job in farming will therefore require some reskilling within 10 years, with data analysis skills particularly important.

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Source: World Economic Forum