The Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture, GFIA, has commenced in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Monday, March 20th.
GODAN's Executive Director Andre Laperriere and researcher Ruthie Musker are in attendance, sharing with the participants what the GODAN network - now almost 500 partners across the world - has in stock in terms of innovation, creativity, talent and determination to help this planet overcome the emerging food security problems on the 20150 horizon.
Mr. Laperriere will be speaking, among other topics, about precision irrigation, which is key to saving significant amounts of fresh water - and costs - across the world where this problem is exacerbated by climate change and global warming.
According to Mr. Laperrire, "by 2050 we will need to produce 50% more food than we do today, yet we know that up to 90% of fresh water available already goes to agriculture in a number of countries. This is only one example where the combination of technology, free data and awareness are little by little, one step at the time, changing this planet for the better."
The goal of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) is not only to contribute to a fully fed world, but also to a more prosperous one, where the quality of life is improved for everyone.
If you cannot meet with GODAN in Abu Dhabi, the organization will also be present at GFIA Europe in Utrecht, The Netherlands on May 9-10, 2017.
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