Food supply coming up short
Just when the Covid-19 pandemic begins to recede, Russia invades Ukraine, with ripple effects felt around the world.
Global crises such as the war between Russia and Ukraine, climate change, and the Covid-19 pandemic have also brought to the fore the vulnerability of food production systems and the food supply chain.
Amongst the many reasons for this is the urgent need to increase food production in response to global population growth, as well as to changing consumer preferences.
However, what is also clear is that the way in which food is produced and distributed needs to change rapidly to avoid adding more souls to the nearly 690 million people who, according to the UN, suffer from hunger (8,9% of the total global population).
Given what is at stake and the many opportunities that exist in this field, it should come as no surprise that some of the most exciting technologies and innovations around the world are being designed to address challenges and improve efficiency in food production.
In this month’s edition of ProAgri BNZ, we take a look at Bearings International’s contribution to keeping the wheels of the agricultural industry running smoothly, Valley’s innovative irrigation solutions for Zimbabwean farmers, and the value-add of John Deere construction machines to farmers. I wish to reaffirm our commitment to providing high-quality news and stories that add value to your work. We shall continue to deliver relevant and useful content that not only adds value but also hopefully makes getting your job done a little easier.