Demand for food will increase by 70% by 2050 and at least $80billion annually in investment will be needed to meet this demand most of which is expected to come from the private sector. The Banking sector lends a much smaller share of their loan portfolios to agriculture compared to agriculture's share of GDP. This limits investment in agriculture and demonstrates that the barrier to lending isn't due to lack of liquidity in the banking sector but rather a lack of willingness to expand lending to agriculture. Itemized below are some of the challenges of global food security.
1. Rising Population: There will 219,000 people at the dinner table tonight who not there last night, many of them with empty plates.
2. Rising income, changing Diets: Today, with incomes rising fast in emerging economies there are at least 3 billion people moving up the food chain towards westernized diets. They consume more grain-intensive livestock and poultry products. Today, the growth in the world grain consumption is concentrated in chain. It is adding over 8million people per year, but the big driver is the rising affluence of its nearly 1.4 billion people. As income go up, people tend to eat more meat. China's meat consumption per person is still only half of the United States. That leaves a huge potential for future demand growth.
3. Falling water tables: In India, some 190million people are being fed with grain produced by over pumping ground water. For China, the number is 130million. Aquifer depletion now threatens harvest in the big three grain producers - China, India and United States that together produce half of the world grain. The question is not whether water shortage will affect future harvest in these countries but rather when they will do so.
4. More foodless days: In Bangladesh, 27% of families will experience foodless days in India, Its 24% in Peru, 14%. The world is in transition from an era dominated from supply to one defined by scarcity. Not eating at all on some days is how the world’s poorest are coping with the doubling of grain prices since 2006. But even as we face new constraint on the future production, the world population is growing by 80million people each year.
5. Slowing irrigation: Water supply is now principal constraint on effort to expand world food production. During the last half of the 20th century, the world's irrigated area expanded from some 250million acres from 1950 to roughly 700 million in 2000. This near tripling of world irrigation within 50years was historically unique. Since then, the growth in irrigation has come to a near standstill, expanding only 10% between 2000 and 2010.
6. Increasing soil erosion: Nearly a third of the world's cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming. This reduces the land's inherent fertility. Future food production is threatened by soil erosion. The thin layer of top soil that covers the earth's land surface was formed over long stretches of geological times as new soil formation exceeded the natural rate of erosion. Sometimes within the last century, the situation was reversed as soil erosion began to exceed new soil formation.
7. Climate Change: The generations of farmers now on the land are the first to face man-made climate change. Agriculture as it exists today developed over 11000 years of rather remarkable climate stability. It has evolved to maximize production within that climate system. Now suddenly, the climate is changing with each passing year, the agricultural system is more and more sync with the climate.
8. Flattening yields: After several decades of raising grain yields, farmers in the more agriculturally advanced countries have recently hit a glass ceiling. That production ceiling is imposed by the limits of photosynthesis itself. In Japan, the longtime leaders in raising cropland in raising cropland productivity, the rise in the yield of rice that began in the 1880's essentially came to a halt in 1996.
Having maximized productivity, farmers ran into the inherent limits of photosynthesis and could no longer increase the amount they could harvest from a given plot. In China, rice yields are now just 4% below Japan's. Unless China can raise its Yields above those in Japan, which seems unlikely, it is facing a plateauing of rice yields. Yields of wheat, the world's other food staple are also plateauing on the more agriculturally advanced countries.
For example, France, Germany and the United Kingdom - Europe's leading wheat producers - have been raising wheat yields for several decades.
Roughly a decade ago all three hit plateaus. we have already began to already to see the consequences of wheat demand outpacing supply corn yields in the United States, which accounts for 40% of world's corn harvests, are starting to level off.
Yields in some other corn growing countries such as Argentina, France and Italy also appear to be stagnating.
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• Productivity: We have land and capacities to produce enough food to meet the nutritional needs of the world's people today. Investments in technology, innovations and training are necessary to give farmers the tools they need to nourish a growing population estimated to reach more than 9billion by 2050.
That’s why we advocate for policies and technologies that increase farmer yields and productivity. Farmers at every level from smallholder to large-scale producer needs supportive policies that provides clear property rights and access to inputs, credits, storage, transportation and the means to manage the risks of crop failures.
To achieve sufficient, sustainable increase in agricultural productivity, we need innovation in large and small production. Science must continue to play a role in improving productivity. The truth is, we can feed the worlds without relying on GM technology. We just shouldn't.
The consequences for land use, water use and green-house gas emissions would be too high especially as we adapt to hotter, drier climates and need more drought and heat-tolerant crops.
• Partnering with farmers: We believe agriculture can meet the rising demand for food. The world's farmers are resilient entrepreneurs who are increasingly doing more with less. We partner with farmers to advance entrepreneurial solutions to increase productivity and incomes, promote sustainable agriculture and strengthen communities.
Investments in innovation and training will give farmers the tools they need to increase productivity and meet tomorrow's food demand with better technology, better seeds, more scale and mechanization, the world's farmers have more than doubled production of staple crops like grain, oilseeds and rice since 1975 without significantly expanding land use.
If we create the right conditions and incentives, the world farmers can produce even more on existing farmland to satisfy the food needs of the future. Agrotoken aims at supporting farmers at all levels of production as they adapt to changing growing conditions consumer demands and nutritional needs.
• Sustainable Supply chain: Consumers are increasingly interested in where their food originates and how it is produced. Agrotoken will help our customer provide consumers the clarity and confidence they seek around products and ingredients. Being able to trace food back to its origin or track the environmental and social impacts of a supply chain requires cooperation across a complex global food system to deliver value for our customers.
• Market Access: As we focus on improving access to safe, affordable, nutritious food, our role is to ensure that food moves to where it is needed. We bring the market insight to our collaboration with farmers, governments, civil society groups and other stakeholders as we work together to tackle food security challenges around the world.
We share our expertise in crop storage, transportation, market fluctuation and pricing to help develop long-term solutions and help farmers thrive. Open trade and functioning markets are necessary to deliver long-term food security. We are committed to transparent, market-based pricing to help achieve food security.
Open markets help fight poverty and hunger by enabling the trade that allows agricultural commodities to move from places of surplus to places of deficits. Governments increasingly understand that effective and efficient markets are key to food security and that actions that distort markets and provide a disincentive to farmers are harmful.
Small holder farmers in particular benefit from increased access to credit, proper crop storage, reliable markets and transparent pricing. In the future, more food will need to be grown farther from where it is consumed as populations expand rapidly in urban areas and in places most affected by climate changes we improve access to food by leveraging on our network, supply chain expertise and market knowledge to transport food from area of surplus to areas of needs.
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After ICO ends we will burn all unclaimed tokens (they will be sent to an address without a private key, rendering them unusable). We will work towards adding the token to several exchanges.
ICO starts in September 2017, the sale will continue for one month until October 2017.
The maximum total amount of investment is 1800 BTC. 10,000,000n AGT tokens are reserved for ICO. 1,000,000 is meant for 10% referral program payouts. Tokens can be purchased for BTC, WAVES, ETH.
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