Last week I attended the Economist’s Feeding the World 2014 event which brought together a broad spectrum of high-level luminaries from science, business, policy and politics. I was asked what the role of technology could be in solving the global food security challenge.
Focusing on creating employment opportunities for rural women as a way of increasing incomes and spurring economic development
Nobody will be surprised that in dry areas water is scarce. For dry areas the core problem is that growing food requires much more water than all other uses combined, that is to say, in dry areas there just isn’t enough water to grow food.
Improving the resilience of vulnerable communities to economic and climatic variations.
It is a truism that there is more information available today, to more people, in more places than has ever been available in the history of our planet. This information base grows daily. The challenge for many of us dedicated to addressing development challenges is less about the amount of information and more about getting the right information, and ensuring that such information is accessible to all.