In our attempts to make agriculture and the food choices we make more sustainable – information is key. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unfortunate distraction from what remains one of the most pressing challenges humanity faces, providing food for everyone, and without destroying the planet in doing so.
As with the response to COVID-19, the sharing of knowledge lies at the heart of our attempts to make our food systems more sustainable, and with it our individual food practices.
Now it’s time for us all to get informed.
Providing farmers with information, tools, and resources – such as GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) and the Open Agriculture Journal – is the first step in towards developing more sustainable agricultural practices. This could branch out to providing information to retailers, manufacturers, and distributors, supporting the design of more sustainable supply chains, providing consumers with transparent information about the food we eat.