Agriculture and food security — where are we headed in 2017?
Published on the DEVEX website on 11 Janaury 2017, this article considers that the adoption of the sustainable development goals has provided the agriculture and food security sector with a greater understanding of the development sector’s focus over the coming decades. According to Andrew Campbell, CEO of Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the sector want to be involved more widely in development discussions and a focus in 2017 is establishing greater ties across all development issues. Other trends identified in the article include:
- non-agriculture based development projects will need to show a strong link to agriculture and food security;
- agriculture and food security sector will still be creating ties to the private sector to ready their support when food security projects are ready to scale up; and
- resource assessments and thinking long-term about environmental and agricultural decisions would be an important focus for all agricultural researchers.