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Feeding the Future  |  Technology for a hunger-free world

Overview

From the poorest nations of the world to the poorest areas of the world’s richest countries, there are people who go hungry. In fact, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, there are an estimated 795 million people suffering from chronic undernourishment. That represents a harrowing 13%, or nearly one in eight people in developing countries. While this is an improvement over the last two decades, despite continued population growth, our planet will soon have 9 billion mouths to feed. The bulk of this demographic growth will be happening in Sub-Saharan Africa, in areas where agrarian output is far from adequate to satisfy local consumption. In addition to a growing demand for food – which by extension, will put a greater strain on our environment – those who cannot afford to buy enough food can also not afford the farming supplies they need to grow it on their own.
How do we prepare for a world with more mouths, and potentially fewer natural resources? How can new technologies contribute to more sustainable, more efficient food production and less food waste? What role must national governments play in developing policies and food programmes that protect their most vulnerable citizens and prioritize the creation of opportunities for more equitable economic growth? Beyond hunger, how can we ensure that bellies are not only full, but fully nourished?

Why attend

Join 150+ policymakers, regulators, agribusiness and food industry leaders, academics, financiers and insurers to answer questions, such as:

  • How do we prepare for a world with more mouths, and potentially fewer natural resources?
  • How can new technologies contribute to more sustainable, more efficient food production and less food waste?
  • What role must national governments play in developing policies and food programmes that protect their most vulnerable citizens and prioritize the creation of opportunities for more equitable economic growth?
  • Beyond hunger, how can we ensure that bellies are not only full, but fully nourished?