International Food Security
In recognition of the increasingly global nature of agriculture, and in particular of the ‘Grand Challenges’ which face agriculture, countries in the developed world are stepping up their support for agriculture in the poorer regions of the world. Issues such as threats of new diseases to crops and livestock, threats to the safety of the food we consume, the growing challenge of climate change and depletion of natural resources impact on food and agriculture globally and highlight the responsibility of all countries to play their part in ensuring that there will be sufficient safe and high quality food available and accessible to all.
In recent years, Teagasc has emphasised the need to consider the challenges to Irish agriculture within the context of the global challenges in relation to food security and climate change. The organisation’s Statement of Strategy 2017-2020 (PDF) now describes Global Food Security as one of the key-drivers of the national policy context.
Potato Centre of Excellence: Ethopia