As a committed “learn, do, adapt” tank, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center believes the Global Food System can be made more shock-resistant and scale to ensuring that everyone on the planet is fed. Data and technologies can reduce disruptions to food production, distribution, and assurance activities locally and globally. These activities are consistent with the Center’s focused mission: Championing positive paths forward that nations, economies, and societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, prosperity, and peace.

Though some nations and regions have been faster to respond than others, there still is a looming global food crisis and a challenge of logistics and distribution. There is also a concern that some more authoritarian or unstable regions of the world may intentionally deprive groups of food, which is not moral or right. Technology and data can make sure the food that is available to people who need it—as well as work to address food currently being destroyed because it cannot get to market instead reaches those who need it. We must work together to avoid the destabilizing effects that regional famines could bring to the world.

Past events & articles

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

AgriTechAction 2020

1:00pm

Experts

Kijani AI – an applied agritech activity

Kijani (“green” in Kiswahili) AI represents a collaboration with Kenya-based farmers enlisting data and AI techniques to address major challenges in the global food system, ranging from climate disruption and unsustainable farming practices to pandemics and inefficient supply chains. With support from the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, this initiative helps farmers and suppliers in food insecure regions feed more people, quickly.

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We all can lead. Positive “change agents” — individuals willing to work across sectors and nations to help illuminate better ways through the shared turbulence we are experiencing — are needed now more than ever.

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