|Government use of technology has potential to increase food security
It’s projected that the world population will reach 9.6 billion people by 2050, and therefore food production must increase by 70 percent. But Prashant Rajan, an adjunct assistant professor of English and communication studies, and Shweta Chopra, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, say production is not the only solution to meet the growing demand for food.
“A lot of people talk about how to increase production. We found that production is not a challenge in some areas. There is enough food, but the problem is logistics and providing access to food,” Chopra said. “Communication and information technology can improve access to food and trace where the food is coming from and how it’s being processed, rather than just putting all the resources into production.”
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