Every year, the world produces about 2.7 billion tons of food. It is estimated that the annual global food demand will hit 7.7 billion tons by 2050. A major problem in this regard is the production of food in developing countries. This issue is being addressed through a variety of initiatives to create sustainable agriculture, food systems and food price stability. One of the ways this is being accomplished is through funding to increase agriculture research and production. This includes funding for the developing world.
This is an article about the ways in which sustainable agriculture and food systems funders are involved in our society, and is specifically about the way the food security is funded and how this funding is used by these organizations.
Sustainable agriculture and food systems funders (SAF) is a not-for-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom which aims to support sustainable agricultural practices. Their mission is to support the production of food and livestock products which are healthier, more sustainable, more resilient, and more environmentally-friendly.
To grow the food we eat, we need the world’s most powerful, sustainable agriculture systems. We need to address the very real environmental and social concerns we face. We need to ensure that food is grown in a place, when and where it’s needed, with the most advanced technology available. We also need to ensure that we’re not producing too much food.
The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFTS) Fund is an independent program which promotes the sustainable use of agricultural resources, food production, and food trade. We’ll be talking about the importance of funding for a number of initiatives that go on to improve sustainability, from food waste to climate change in the process. The SAFTS Fund is also a great way to get involved in important sustainability issues that impact on agriculture and food systems.
The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFES) Trust was formed in July 2018 in the UK to increase awareness of the importance of sustainable agriculture and food systems. It aims to achieve this through a series of projects and initiatives. These include the research into food waste and carbon footprint, the launch of the Food Carbon Calculator and Food Sustainability Index, the launch of the Sustainability Index, and the creation of a website dedicated to the UK food system and food sovereignty.
This summer we’re asking YOU to join us on a journey to sustainably grow our food, protect our world’s biodiversity, and feed the world. Join us for a daylong workshop on how to grow your own food, learn more about the issues of food security, and find funding to combat hunger and deforestation. Find out how you can get involved here.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) is a global network of organizations, companies and individuals working together to transform farming and food system practices to more resilient and sustainable. To support this effort, SAFS is hosting an international conference in London, UK, on September 6th, 2016.