Food Security, Poverty and Sustainability

In an era of scarcity it is becoming increasingly important to address production and consumption jointly because of the linkages between the two. The transition to a more sustainable food chain cannot be met by concentrating on approaches aiming only at productivity increases - the possibilities of sufficiency oriented research have to be explored as well. There should be open opportunities for transition to sustainable and equitable food systems through a systemic approach founded on a better understanding of socio-ecological systems. So far the focus of research and policy has been on the supply-side by providing technological innovations, however social innovations in the domain of production are as important as technological ones. It is equally important to address demand-side issues, and to reduce the present unsustainable levels of consumption. Therefore, research on behavioral or structural changes in food systems, food processing and supply chains should be given a higher priority.

  • Food processing, distribution and marketing
  • Scope of local food systems : Their concepts and impact
  • Critical role of animal science research in Food Security
  • Role of plant breeding in food security
  • Green Revolution
  • Potential implications of Entomophagy for the global food system
  • Sustainable, secure and resilient production of food
  • Food security and rice production
  • Economic vitality
  • Technological breakthroughs to help feed 9+ billion

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