Our farmers are growing old. And truth is, they produce about 80% of our food. 90% of the farms worldwide are run by individual farmers or families, but nowadays it´s difficult to spot a youngster in the field. So, how can farming still be attractive for youngsters?
This was one of the many questions at the Sustainable Food Lab’s Annual Leadership Summit, held in Tanzania last November. VECO, as only Belgian NGO and member of the Sustainable Food Lab (SFL), participated with three of its regional offices based in Belgium, Central and South America. The focus of the summit was on bringing together influential food system leaders to exchange knowledge and different points of view.
During the Learning Journeys that are organized by SFL within these annual summits, SFL brings together a diverse group of business people, academics and NGO´s active in the food industry to witness a variety of projects that have several points in common: sustainable agriculture, innovation, technology, business models and leadership. What we all take back home are key insights, different perspectives and questions to be explored.