Establishing the International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture
- Today, there are more than 7 billion people on the planet, a figure that is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Overall food production needs to double in a relatively short period of time to meet food demand of the world's population. It is therefore an imperative for the different agricultural stakeholders to revolutionize the traditional agriculture. On 19 January 2019, Agriculture ministers from 74 nations adopted a number of resolutions stated in a political communiqué on digitalization in agriculture, which was issued during the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). The common voice of the ministers states the need for an International Digital Council that will take action on global digitalization of agriculture. The main objective of the design-thinking workshop is to initiate discussions on opportunities that an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture will bring to the sector, once established, and touches upon the scope of the Council and its mission.