Updated IFAD Report on the Disruption of Global Food Systems
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the UN already released an updated report based on the transformation of the global food systems. Actually, what policymakers really want is to make the said food system fair and sustainable. However, the problem is that there are insurmountable challenges ahead.
Major IFAD Report Recommendations
Here are the included recommendations enclosed in the updated IFAD report regarding the disruption of the global food system.
1-Investment in rural farms and local enterprises
The norm, these rural farms and small and medium enterprises help in the pro-farm gate activities. This includes the steps from food storage, processing, distribution, and food marketing. Moreover, as authorities will tend to concentrate on ownership and employment locally, there will be a high demand for job opportunities.
2-Provide innovations that are accessible and affordable
Nature-based solutions and agro-ecology are examples of on-hand innovations that enhance the production rate of rural small-scale farmers. This helps them to become climate-resilient through the use of low carbon and sustainable approaches.
3-Promote nutritious food
Surprisingly, around 3 billion people do not afford to have healthy diets. Altering this aspect highly needs to focus on education about nutrition, women empowerment for making nutrition decisions, and firm government policies for the regulation of market choices.