Dan Nagengast: “Feeding the World: Billions of Farmers or Very Few?”
Everyone is concerned about the ability of the earth to sustain our ever-increasing population and consumption. While the number of farmers declines and input costs increase, some argue that technology provides the solution. Yet with the rise of technology, fewer people know how to grow food, while the disconnect between consumers and agriculture increases. Based on his 20 years with KRC, in farming and in work on global hunger relief, Dan Nagengast presents an intriguing alternative vision for how the projected 9 billion people walking the planet by mid-century will be fed.
Keynote address presented by Dan Nagengast on November 19, 2011 at the 2011 Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Options, Opportunities and Optimism: Cultivating Our Food and Farm Future: “Feeding the World: Billions of Farmers or Very Few?”