Food Security

Food security is a global imperative, inextricably linked to underlying global economic and non-economic health.

The Landscape

Beyond satisfying culinary cravings, reliable and adequate food supply is a national and global imperative underpinning social, political, and economic stability.

Globalisation, advances in food production, and a host of other factors lift millions out of poverty and influence dietary demands and requirements. Despite the benefits for vast populations, the challenges of poverty, undernourishment, and food inaccessibility and unaffordability prevail. Food security is a ruthless burden on national economies and the global economy in its entirety. It furthers the divides between rich and poor, upper and lower, core and periphery.

Bridging these divides is neither trivial nor a short-term reality. Population growth, climate change, resource depletion, arable land scarcity, and food price inflation are just some of the supply-side challenges we face. These challenges undermine the ability to satisfy demand-side subsistence food requirements, energy consumption expansion, and diet diversification. Intensified by inefficient supply chains, excess consumption, and avoidable wastage, they also signal a storm of complex food security challenges ahead.

The Path to Success

Simultaneous supply- and demand-side initiatives are required to combat the challenges that impact food security and impede production-consumption equilibrium. Intertwined within entrenched power structures and competing interests, food security is a present-day reality contingent on global solidarity, unified leadership, and collective action.

With food security a global imperative inextricably linked to underlying global economic and non-economic health, here are just some of the ways we help our clients:

  • Appreciate productivity and yield-increasing food production technologies and techniques
  • Entertain food accessibility and affordability stabilisation models
  • Curtail supply and demand-side loss, consumption, and wastage behaviours

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Derwent Scotch Solutions - Food Security
‘Food security is a ruthless burden on national economies and the global economy in its entirety. It furthers the divides between rich and poor, upper and lower, core and periphery.’
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