This theme addresses how to feed the growing world population and alleviate poverty. It explores comprehensive food security strategies that ensure a secure supply of affordable food using less land and water and producing less waste and fewer emissions.
Food security will be a major challenge in future decades. The way food is currently produced, traded, distributed and consumed will not sustain the growing world population. The current system will not end hunger but rather increase the food insecurity, unless it is radically redesigned. Inclusive policies, implementation and advocacy based on multidisciplinary research is crucial to ensure impact on food security at local, national and international levels.
For that reason The Broker brings together experts in development, agricultural production, trade and climate change to gather their opinions on new agricultural models, technology and innovation, trade policies, access to natural resources, and supply chain management. Some of the controversial issues pertaining to the food security debate include small-scale farmers versus large-scale agriculture, biofuels, the use of chemical fertilizers, genetically-modified foods, and free trade versus regulation and export restrictions. This means including smaller farms in regional food chains, as well as international agricultural industries, which have to work for the rural poor to impact food security by taking into account local environmental and cultural values.
The rush for African farmland has created new opportunities for political and customary institutions to extract rents from hitherto poorly monetized land res...
Treating food as a purely private good is denying millions of people access to this basic resource. Food should therefore be seen as a commons or public good.
Food security can be the glue that brings us closer to a universal development agenda that aims to secure good quality food supplies for everyone in the near...
The global land rush has not lifted small-scale farmers out of poverty, nor has it increased agricultural productivity and food security.
How can or should global actors be involved in local rural development that suits small-scale farmers and local entrepreneurs? A new research agenda on food...
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have dominated global food security strategies. There is general agreement that the preconditions for success are to addre...
The Broker and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform are looking for a new medior Knowledge Broker on Food Security.
The climate smart agriculture approach contributes to achieving sustainable development under a changing climate.
Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve sustainable food security requires scaling up the role of private investment and, in particular, smallholder farmers.
Practical and concrete approaches to regional food trade could advance a common political agenda and, thereby, positively impact on the Sahelian security...
Agricultural development programmes have too long focused on semi-subsistence smallholders in an effort to achieve food security.
How effectively global knowledge and expertise on food security are being used.
Inequality is at the heart of the debate of how to create a more sustainable world.
The potential to increase the socioeconomic impact of social enterprises