Sustainability and GMO's will be key rollers in the 2050 world food supply strategy
The relevance of defining clear strategic goals will be the challenge for the agribusiness economy in the next 35 years. Acceptance of emerging technologies like GMO's, Triticale, and mobile phones use, is key to increase production. Comprehensive public policies to relieve world hunger in developing countries is of top priority in empowering rural farmers to increase the world food output 100% in the next years.
FGH Latin-American Chief Agribusiness Consultant and Member of FAO's Food Security Network, Mr. Javier Carrera, pointed out the importance of clear goals and public planning strategic in his conference "How to feed the world in 2050, challenges and opportunities."
Comprehensive agricultural policies are key to nations to become developing to developed, such is the case of South Africa, which became a developed nation in 20 years, thanks to the implementation of solid agricultural public policies that lifted out of poverty thousands of the population, according to the World Bank´s 2015 annual report.
Agriculture is a pillar of development and sustainable growth, countries that have embraced, integrated agriculture as key to the nation's development, have seen a solid increased to their GDP, such as Ethiopia, Cote-de-Ivore, United States, Brazil, Argentina and India, for example.
Crop biotechnology has, to date, delivered several specific agronomic traits that have overcome a number of production constraints for many farmers. This has resulted in improved productivity and profitability for the 18 million adopting farmers who have applied the technology to 175.5 million hectares in 2014.
During the last nineteen years, this technology has made important positive socio-economic and environmental contributions. These have arisen even though only a limited range of GM agronomic traits have so far been commercialized, in a small range of crops
The crop biotechnology has delivered economic and environmental gains through a combination of their inherent technical advances and the role of the technology in the facilitation and evolution of more cost effective and environmentally friendly farming practices.
This conference was given during the Cinco de Mayo Celebration of the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Agronomy Alumni Association in Guadalajara, Mexico, which gather participants from the Americas.
FGH´s International Agri Business, is Latin America's leading Agribusiness Consulting firm, always in the path of “down to earth” innovation and searching for new approaches and explore, as well, untapped sources of value and new agribusiness models.
(Photos courtesy of Charles van der Mesch, IATEM Nacional and Gustavo Arteaga).