It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.
If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.

Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.

A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

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Addressing Food Insecurity by Optimizing Partner Agency Operating Hours

Abstract: Food banks work to address the problem of food insecurity for low-income and underrepresented populations. The food bank acquires food and distributes it to their partner agencies, who, in ton, distribute the food to

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Designing a collaborative online transportation platform for sustainable regional food distribution

Abstract: Regional food systems offer the potential to improve agricultural sustainability and community resilience. However, regional farmers must find ways of expanding their market reach to a larger number of buyers to ensure the survival

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The Effect of Different Optimization Strategies to Physics-Constrained Deep Learning for Soil Moisture Estimation

Abstract: Soil moisture is a key hydrological parameter that has significant importance to human society and environment. Accurate modeling and monitoring of soil moisture in crop fields, especially in the root zone (top 100 cm

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Kitchens for Good named 2023 Excellence in Sustainable Development Award Winner

Kitchens for Good (KFG) is a San Diego nonprofit that is transforming lives through culinary arts. Apprentices with barriers to employment gain technical and life skills they need to launch meaningful careers in the hospitality

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Food Systems Projects Between Schools and Nonprofits – IISE SDD Webinar

The following webinar was hosted by the IISE Sustainable Development Division, as part of their mission to help align Industrial and Systems Engineers with organizations working on the UN Sustainable Development goals. Watch the video,

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