The ‘Grand Challenges’ for Agriculture and Future Food and Nutritional Security

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Di Doyle

ddoyle@unimelb.edu.au

T: +61 3 5823 4512

How can we safeguard the future of agriculture?

Achieving sustainability in the medium and longer terms will require substantial investment and commitment – including in research, development, education, infrastructure development and policy making - that will need to be visionary, more risk- taking, more durable and by definition, of a longer term in nature. In a world that is increasingly consumed by short-termism and popular ‘want it now’ decision-making, will the 'grand challenges’ for agriculture be adequately addressed and resourced with the appropriate and timely investments that are urgently required?

Professor Timothy Reeves Chair, Agriculture Forum of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and former Director General of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre, Mexico.

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