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40th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation

Combating Food Scarcity: the Vital Role of Agricultural Stps in Driving Innovative Solutions

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Conference Paper
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  1. Authors
    Sara Medina
  2. Co-authors
    Pedro Monteiro,
    Sneha Singh,
  3. Publication date
    September 2023
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Food scarcity is defined as the lack of consistent access to sufficient, nutritious, and safe food that allows an individual to maintain a healthy life. In recent years, this pressing issue has been aggravated by factors such as population growth, COVID-19, and armed conflicts. Therefore, the world is in need of efficient and timely decisive interventions to avoid this humanitarian crisis of food scarcity from reaching an irredeemable state. As such it is crucial for agricultural Science and Technology Parks (Agri-STPs) to positively influence the innovation approach and behavioural dynamics of producers, consumers, governments, initiatives like the World Food Programme (WFP) and organisations (such as SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação) with the end goal of transforming the food system. This article aims to illustrate the substantial contributions of Agri-STPs in fostering and promoting innovation within the farming industry, with the focus on Precision agriculture.
  1. Conference name
    40th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation
  2. Conference theme
    Megatrends in Innovation Ecosystems: What are the impacts for STPs & AOIs?
  3. Location
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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