FDBusiness.com

Call For More “Dynamic Partnerships” to Enhance Global Food Security

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste. Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, comments: “Our vision is a world [...]...
  • Three Meals a Day – The Key to Boosting Digestive Health Markets? The traditional pattern of breakfast, lunch and dinner may hold the key to boosting digestive health markets, according to Kerry Group, the makers of the leading probiotic, GanedenBC30®. A new GanedenBC30 report notes that 85% of consumers say they are interested in buying products with digestive health benefits, but only 45% actually do.1 Additional insights report on key [...]...
  • Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are the UK’s Fastest Growing Brands Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are growing in value faster than any other UK brands, according to the 2019 BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands, announced by WPP and Kantar. Vodafone remains the UK’s most valuable brand, worth US$26.5 billion (£21.5 billion), followed by HSBC and Shell. Deliveroo, at no.50 after increasing its value 54% [...]...
  • Arla Foods Ingredients Obtains GRAS Approval For Alpha-lactalbumin in Infant Formula Arla Foods Ingredients has obtained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) approval relating to its use of alpha-lactalbumin in infant formula. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the company with a GRAS Notice known as a ‘no objection letter’. It states that it has no questions regarding the safety of fractionated whey protein concentrate [...]...
  • Java Republic is ‘Beverage Company of the Year 2019’ in Ireland Java Republic won the award of Beverage Company of the Year at the recent 2019 Food & Drink Business Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the very best in food and drink manufacturing, retail, and food service across the island of Ireland. The Awards recognise the very best in the industry across 18 categories. For Java Republic winning Beverage [...]...

Call For More “Dynamic Partnerships” to Enhance Global Food Security

Call For More “Dynamic Partnerships” to Enhance Global Food Security
June 17
10:25 2015

At its third annual forum on Global Food Security held recently in Dublin, Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development agency, called on all parties involved to form more dynamic partnerships. The forum creates a platform for various NGOs, research institutions, the private sector and government agencies to share and discuss research across the agricultural sector, with a view to enhancing global food security. It poses the question of Ireland’s role in addressing the challenges of reducing hunger in the world’s poorest countries.

Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry Boyle opened the forum, and welcomed delegates from across Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Ethiopia. “Ireland’s history, expertise and capacity in research–led agriculture, perfectly positions us to be the development leaders on food security. However, we run the risk of diluting that leadership unless we form practical and dynamic partnerships.”

Other key recommendations emerged from the forum, including the need to promote agricultural and in particular smallholder agricultural enterprises, as a fundamental driver of economic and social growth in lesser developed nations.

“Increasing the productivity of smallholder farmers, mainly women farmers in Africa, is the key recommendation of Irish Hunger Envoy, Kevin Farrell, in his 2011 report,” said John Weakliam, CEO of Vita. Vita is the Irish NGO fighting hunger and climate change in Africa. “Marrying the research expertise from Teagasc and the universities, the resources and business knowledge of the private sector and the development expertise of the NGOs ensures that these small holders will have access to an incredibly deep pool of knowledge and skills.”

The Vita potato programme in Chencha, Ethiopia was presented as a case study which successfully utilised knowledge transfer gleaned from a collaboration consisting of local, national and international expertise.

Other speakers at the event included Dr Lance O’ Brien, Chair of the Teagasc Food Security Committee, and Dr Alan Tollervey, Chief Economist with the Department for International Development, (UK).

CAPTION:

Dr Lance O’Brien, Chair, Teagasc Food Security Committee; with Nkhotha Machachamise, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho; Prof Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc; and John Weakliam, CEO, Vita, at the Research & Knowledge Transfer for Global Food Security conference co-sponsored by Teagasc and NUI Galway.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements