FUTURE AGRO CHALLENGE
The current problems in our world today are almost too many to list: food security is coming under attack, rural and urban poverty and inequality is at an all-time high and the environment is quickly buckling under the weight of the human footprint.
With the proper policies and incentives in place these issues could be rectified. But when traditional players like governmental bodies and NGOs are too slow to react and time is running out, we have to start taking matters into our own hands.
FAC is dedicated to solving these on-going problems by bringing the important players together to create a much-needed positive change in the world. We are an independent grassroot organisation run by entrepreneurs that aims to make a global impact by bringing together agro innovators, entrepreneurs, farmers, investors and stakeholders to address national policies and challenges.
There isn’t one single solution to the myriad of complex global challenges we face — like feeding the estimated growing population of 9 billion people by 2050. While disruptive solutions are being created across regions, individuals and visionaries often feel overwhelmed by the complexities involved in integrating with the agricultural ecosystem. We’re here to untangle those complexities.
We believe discovering solutions to global challenges doesn’t have to be complicated. Our goal is to foster a community of agro visionaries, startups, farmers, manufacturers, and distributors from countries across the world so they can start a global conversation. We bring these stakeholders together in their shared interest to learn from each other, grow with each other and develop solutions together to solve problems and bring about positive change.
Agriculture’s share in the economic GDP may be low but in the electoral and political arena it certainly has a voice — and a strong one. By supporting agripreneurs we aim to close the gap between the agricultural labor force and the agricultural contribution to economic GDP.
As a new agricultural revolution is underway, our goal is to unlock natural capabilities by merging nature and technology to achieve an increase in food production by 70% by 2050. We hope to do this by efficiently boosting agricultural productivity while at the same time decreasing our environmental footprint.
New technological solutions are coming to the forefront. With these come new opportunities for the workforce. To give some perspective: the Agriculture industry employs over 1.3 billion people throughout the world — close to 40 percent of the global workforce. In more than 50 countries across the world, half of the population works in Agriculture — in some poorer nations that percentage rises to 75%.
The Agriculture industry is the world’s largest provider of jobs and, in many countries is the largest provider of jobs to women. This is a giant industry that bears so much of the weight of the world’s struggles. It is constantly growing and changing and proving to be fertile ground for opportunity, efficiency and innovative change.