Workshop "LandLessFood" from 14-16 November 2019, Marrakesh, Morocco

Combining land-based organic and landless food production: concept for a sustainable solution for Africa in 2100 

November 14-16, 2019 in Marrakesh, Morocco


The background

Even optimistic assumptions about population growth, agricultural productivity and potentially available cropland, produce a grim image for the future food security and sovereignty, in particular for sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. The challenge is to have enough, healthy and affordable food for everyone on the earth in 2100. Rahmann et al. (2019) propose a “ten actions plan” for sustainable, circular, climate smart and accepted food systems to feed a global population between 13.2 and 16.6 billion people and to allow food sovereignty for every country in 2100.

The workshop

The workshop will focus on “Action Number 10: landless food systems in combination with land-based food production, using modern “organic agriculture tricks”.

Reactor based food production can play an important role to meet the food challenges in 2100, additionally to land and water based food production.

The target of the workshop is to find possible mistakes of the concept and to design a research agenda which can meet the food challenges 2100, particularly for sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. We want to discuss the concept with 15-20 open minded, innovative and solution-oriented experts.