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Regenerative Agriculture, Food Security, and Water


José Andrés, Founder, World Central Kitchen
Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

“Right now we have extra food to feed the world and we’re doing a very poor job feeding everybody. But imagine if one day we wake up in the morning and there is no more extra food to feed everybody.”

– José Andrés

“It’s not just handing out food from abroad. It’s building a local economy.”

Dr. Rajiv J. Shah

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • Addressing global hunger and securing the future food supply is an urgent challenge, especially considering the expected increase in the number of undernourished people worldwide.
  • Innovative approaches are essential. These strategies should not only offer food assistance to those in need but also foster local economic growth, provide support to farmers, and establish sustainable solutions.
  • Investment in school feeding initiatives not only ensures nutritious meals for children but also stimulates local economies and aids farmers. It is imperative to implement these programs universally and make them obligatory in all nations.
  • Collaborating with developing countries by sharing expertise and resources will enable them to achieve self-sufficiency in food production instead of simply providing surplus food aid. This approach empowers impoverished communities to establish their own economies and diminishes reliance on foreign assistance.