With the global population hitting 7 billion people in less than a month, decision makers, development workers, smallholder farmers, public and private entities are faced with the challenge of ensuring access to affordable, safe and healthy food that meets dietary needs in a satisfactory manner while making sure that food is produced in an environmentally sound and socially just manner.
The Share Fair sessions will discuss the various aspects of food security, such as:
- link between rural employment and food security
- how to feed people better and smarter
- impact of migration and population growth on
The story of the 'Frike' wheat product and how it helps increase income for smallholder farmers (237)
Recently completed research by ICARDA and its partners in the Middle East and Maghreb regions has shown how Frike – a food product processed from durum wheat – has good potential to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers in drylands agro-ecosystems worldwide. This session will provide practical information about how to start or improve production of Frike, which is also a source of nutrition for many rural communities.