A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems, country-by-country. The study goes beyond usual questions of productivity and nutrition, and includes economic and social variables.
There is a clear demand on supporting commodity value chains to ensure impact on smallholder farmers, and the input suppliers that support them. Improved cultivar turnover is slow because improved seeds don't reach them, or do not correspond to the demand on the ground. Modernizing plant breeding programs for more efficiency is therefore imperative to achieve global food security.
Globally, agriculture is witnessing significant technological advancement, best exemplified by the Agriculture 4.0 movement. India, one of the world’s largest food producers and consumers, has to stay abreast of the growth.
Remote-sensing imaging for monitoring crop health and security is one of the technologies yet to come of age in India.
The Ag Data Commons is a data access system maintained by the US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. It is compliant with U.S. Project Open Data standards for federal agencies providing access to publicly-funded data. Ag Data Commons holds data files managed directly by NAL and also links to datasets and resources located on other websites.