Human population is climbing steadily toward 10 billion by 2050 (FAO) and the demand for food is increasing rapidly. All in the midst of unprecedented climate change that will tax even the most resilient systems. Today’s food and agricultural systems are accountable for a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of global freshwater use. Those same systems deplete soils, water quality, and natural habitats all across the world. At the same time, up to 40% of global yield is lost due crops disease and pest annually. This is a threat for global food security.
It is clear that we need a more resilient and sustainable food system. And to achieve it, we realized that it would take a collective efforts from various stakeholders: universities, government institutions, and communities.