Scientists and agriculture experts discussed the future of global food supply at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., April 12.
The participants in a panel titled “How to Avert a Food Crisis” analyzed adaptation challenges around farming techniques and existing infrastructure in a changing climate.
Indigenous populations have been implementing adaptation techniques to sustain their farming cultures for hundreds of years, said Panelist Ed Carr, Qualitative Social Scientist and Author of Delivering Development: Globalization’s Shoreline and the Road to a Sustainable Future.
The effects of a changing climate, increasing population and other global problems are mounting every year. We are not talking about the future, this is happening now. There is much more we could do to address these challenges. For that, participation by the private sector is an essential part of the solution.
Business as usual will not work, and many companies are already aware of this. The Institute seeks to partner with these early movers and work with other businesses to guide them into resilience.
Here is a quick compilation of recent cases for Adaptation: