- Integrated and holistic: land use, water and energy efficiency, and ecosystems and biodiversity are all interrelated and need to be considered holistically in developing solutions.
- Focused on local impact: solutions must support local communities, enhance livelihoods and assure social and economic value to those connected to the food system.
- Collaborative: food and agriculture is a system, so we need to take a value network approach. Collaboration among all stakeholders, big and small, is essential if we are to bring sustainable, scalable solutions to the market.
- Innovative: product, technical, process and business model innovations will all be required to realize a more sustainable food and agriculture system.
Relentless Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water
In his opening remarks at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of WEF, called for responsive and responsible leadership to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The latest meeting - attended by more than 3,000 politicians, business executives, scientists, and heads of civil society - was one of the largest multi-stakeholder groups ever assembled.
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