FAO

FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
The goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.

 

Agenda Item:  “Optimizing Agri-Food Systems to Achieve Global Food Security and Environmental Prosperity”

 

Summary of The Agenda Item:

By the year 2050, it is exceedingly likely that there will be over 9 billion people on our planet to feed. Given that our planet is under an ever-increasing number of stressors, with over 40% of cropland worldwide experiencing significant levels of soil erosion, overgrazing, and reduced fertility, how will our planet cope with such a drastic population increase? As such the labor and capital intensive agrifood systems will require a drastic form of reorganization and redesign to sustain humanity’s surging population growth and the issues that come with it without capsizing any economic aspects. In addition to this, considerable emphasis must be placed on how to maximize human and environmental safety within agri-food systems as we attempt to achieve global food security. Delegates will be encouraged to form innovative approaches to future agri-food systems that can safely sustain both the exponentially rising human population and the planet as a whole.