- Rural Collaborative Policy
Our knowledge exchange activity is driven by societal needs both now and in the future. Our global community must address the challenges of climate change and ecological restoration while still being able to provide nutritious, safe food for all and meet the complexity of an ever-growing urban population.
Globally, nationally and locally, the rise of non-communicable diseases including obesity and type 2 diabetes are a concern. Food and nutrition security remain a critical issue and a daily lived experience for so many. This is a crucial time to take steps to transform the local and global food production system to both meet our needs and remain resilient and agile so that it can survive economic, environmental and social shocks, such as the current Covid-19 pandemic.
In the midst of a data revolution, the need for best practice and the application of technology in food production from farm to shelf/menu provides opportunity to actively address food loss, food waste, animal welfare issues and aspirations for net zero living. Solving these problems requires thought leadership and collaborative, co-created policy approaches where every community has a voice.