Date: Monday March 9 2015
The world’s population is growing, and natural resources are diminishing. This problem is well documented, but to avoid a major catastrophe the world has to find a way to produce 56% more food by 2050.
The answer lies in innovation
Innovation in agriculture gives us a real chance of feeding nine billion people using less resource and with no environmental damage. It has the potential to offer solutions to combat global warming, provide technologies that can improve nutrition and social prosperity in developing countries, be an unlimited source of clean energy, and help us look after our more precious resource: water.
In February 2014, Abu Dhabi welcomed the world and hosted the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture. Held in strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, GFIA 2014 presented the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture solutions and hosted over 3,200 of the world’s brightest minds to show the world how game-changing technologies can change the way the world grows food forever.
Since the launch, GFIA has received major attention for its commitment to challenge the way food is produced. Now with the backing of 32 globally significant partners committed to using GFIA as a catalyst for change, GFIA 2015 will be the most influential event in the world for all those wishing to contribute to the sustainable agriculture movement.