Farming must feed more people more sustainably as land and resources are depleted, pesticides used for food production and culture of organic or urban farming is taking off. Issues like fight against food waste on one hand and hunger and malnutrition affect every aspect of human development and persist for various reasons including unequal access to land, to sufficient and nutritious food, and to other productive resources in the developing countries.

Insights and further reading

Snapshot: Does organic agriculture contribute to sustainable development?

Snapshot: Market innovations in coffee and cocoa for increased livelihoods of small holders

Snapshot: Sustainability of food packaging

Event materials “Creating Sustainable Food Future. Utopia or Reality?”: World Food System Centre at ETH, Climate-KIC, Biovision Foundation, Project-Aqua, Scoodit, FoPo and Zum guten Heinrich

Past events

Creating Sustainable Food Future: Utopia or Reality?, October 2016

Food packaging: “Circular economy” or “take, make and dispose”?, September 2015

Farmers Market 2.0: Market Innovations to Increase Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers, May 2015

GreenBuzz excursion: Dairy farm “Alberswil Pionier Milch Betrieb”, March 2015

Does organic agriculture contribute to sustainable development?, August 2014