YPO Jeffersonian Connect “Reducing Food Waste, Solving Global Hunger” co-moderated by Ayadee Foundation Founder
The final segment of YPO’s Global Food Crisis Series was co-moderated by Ayadee Foundation Founder Peter Johnson, with experts Andrew Mack, Founder and CEO of AgroMovil, as well as an Ayadee Foundation mentor, and Christine Moseley, Founder and CEO of Full Harvest.
Reducing Food Waste, Solving Global Hunger
Despite the world producing enough food to feed everyone, hunger remains a pressing issue. While wealthier nations have managed to reduce the number of people suffering from hunger, the numbers within developing countries are rising. The UN has set the ambitious goal to end hunger by 2030 in its Sustainable Development Goals, but in order to achieve this goal, it is essential to understand and address the key drivers of food waste.
What is Food Security?
There are many ways to look at food security. One way is to look at it as a means of ensuring that every person has access to a sufficient amount of healthy food to lead a healthy active life. This includes having sufficient food to meet dietary requirements, a continued access to food, and a socially acceptable way of acquiring it.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that the principle of food security is defined as the availability, accessibility, and utilization of food to meet dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.