In different parts of the world, people have different experiences with food

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While some people go to bed with empty stomachs in their nights, there are also people with overweight and obesity.

Over 2 billion people do not have regular access to food with 704 million live in hunger.
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Meanwhile,
human population is growing.

The planet will have  more population in 2050, with almost 10 billion people live on Earth.
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With a growing population, we have growing demands to fulfill the primary needs. One of the most essential is food.

We face the challenges to produce food and to ensure enough and stable access to utilize the food for everyone.

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ADDITIONAL FOOD PRODUCTION

Yet, food issues are multidimensional. Our food and agriculture system is intertwined, which makes it more complex.

Countless challenges make the most  prominent actor, i.e. farmers, especially outside high income countries, experience injustice.

Our concern comes from the fact that land, as one of the most limited yet essential resources to produce food, is getting degraded and limited.

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The evolution of agriculture practice has put our lands into its limit to produce food. The fertile lands where we can grow food is decreasing.

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More arable lands are converted to nonagricultural purposes. Leading to worse competition between food, energy, and other provisions.

We have a different idea:
To work with lands that are often forgotten, those people deemed as unproductive

In addressing the challenge  for food security, we need to highlight not to give burden to the environment.
We have to think long-term about how our future generation can live.
The most common  choices to increase food production are  intensification and  extensification.
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Enter suboptimal lands.

We have seen cases that we can unlock the  potential of suboptimal lands for food  production.

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Therefore, we work on the following aspects to achieve the end goals.

To ensure everyone can eat, we cannot focus only on the production.

We have to work hard  to achieve the objective of the bigger picture and to progress more into sustainability.

First, we work on where the food can grow. Cultivation of suboptimal lands should be leveraged for sufficient food production.

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Although it is often deemed as unsuitable, there are strategies to support sustainable food crop production in suboptimal lands.

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Our works focus on improving agriculture practice in the different types of suboptimal land.

Second, we work on the off-field, on how the food can reach people.

After being harvested on fields, foods have to travel far away to reach the people. During the  journey, many things can affect people’s capability to access the  food.

This involves the need to fix the  food and agriculture system, step-by-step.

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Healthy Supply Chain

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Fair Food Pricing

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Food Import Regulation

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Farmers and Community Empowerment

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Rural-Urban Development

Lastly, we work to ensure that the people can have the access to utilize food at all times. We are not dealing only with the current situation but also the future.

We need to strengthen the food and agriculture systems so that we can keep on living. This mainly includes dealing with the core of the  system, i.e. the human.

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Diet Diversification

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Adaptive and Resilient Food and Agriculture System

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Good Governance

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Youth in Agriculture

We need you to bring betterment to our world where everybody has the same right to eat.

Be a part of the solution to this challenge!

Always contribute to society
If you cannot contribute to society,
do not be a burden to society

Tay Juhana (1938-2016)

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