How to feed a growing global population – IFAD’s AgTalks

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Tijana Fares, a young farmer, attends to his crop in Khawy village, Tunisia. Photo: IFAD/Susan Beccio

New online series cultivates a change in thinking about how to feed a growing global population




An engaging new online video series produced by IFAD promises to keep issues affecting the world’s 500 million smallholder family farms in focus – AgTalks.

The objective of AgTalks is to share the latest thinking, trends and research on policies and innovations in small-scale farming.

In his AgTalk, Pablo Tittonell, Professor and Chair of the Farming Systems Ecology Group at Wageningen University, argues that by taking advantage of soil’s natural processes a lot more land could be used productively, helping to meet the world’s growing food needs and to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint.

Each AgTalk is recorded as part of a live event hosted by IFAD, and is released biweekly. Subscribe to IFAD’s YouTube channel to be notified about every new release.

Watch his talk here:

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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