Agrifood systems face complex and unprecedented challenges related to climate change, biodiversity loss, migration, conflict, economic instabilities, and COVID-19. Inequality of income is also growing the world over, and many rural inhabitants live in poverty or extreme poverty.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) the world is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030. It is believed that science, technology, and innovation can accelerate the transformation of agrifood systems so that they become more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable platforms offering better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.
With increasing global populations, the consumption of food and food-derived products has been increasing. However, to meet the daily demand of food for each individual is also challenging due to climate change and increasing numbers of climate calamities, greater food wastage and loss, and rises in global food prices and so forth. Innovative approaches are therefore required during each phase of the food supply chain, from food production, processing, supply, through to sustainable consumption.
On 7th November 2022, The International Conference, “Agri-food Innovations in the Quest for Food and Environmental Security”
, organized by Research and Innovation Support for Higher Impact (RISHI) will contribute to strengthening the link between science, research and innovation and to provide solutions in line of food and environmental security.
This Research Topic will welcome original research and review papers (both from conference attendees and wider external audiences) on the following topics, including but not limited to:
• innovation in agri-food systems;
• innovation in agri-food processing;
• innovative food products and health;
• innovation in food security;
• innovation in food waste management.