Farm Foundation Blog Opens 'Agenda-Free' Discussion

'The Dialogue Project' provides space for questions, answers about food production and agriculture

Published on: Nov 8, 2012

Farm Foundation, NFP on Wednesday launched a new blog, AgChallenge2050 for agriculture and food system stakeholders to share their perspectives about food and agriculture issues.

The blog is an initiative of Farm Foundation's A Dialogue on Food and Agriculture in the 21st Century, which creates opportunities for a full range of stakeholders to have constructive discussions about the diverse challenges of increasing food production to meet global demands while maintaining and protecting natural resources.

The Dialogue Project offers an agenda-free space where people can engage in civil conversations about the food and agricultural system. It is not a public relations or advertising campaign, nor will it advocate specific policy agendas.

New blog aims to spur discussion about food production.
New blog aims to spur discussion about food production.

"As an organization dedicated to bringing people together to seek common ground, and as a non-advocacy provider of objective information and analysis, we want to encourage a rich and exciting discussion about the future of agriculture. It is in that spirit that we are launching AgChallenge2050 as part of our Dialogue Project," says Neil Conklin, President of Farm Foundation, NFP.

"We want to bring a diverse group of thought leaders together to identify common ground on which to build the future. We look forward to hearing everyone's voice in the conversation," he adds.

Contributors to AgChallenge2050 will offer perspectives in four key areas of the Dialogue Project: farm and food policy; adaptability and resilience, the role of science and technology in agriculture, and human capital needs in agriculture and the food system. To date more than a dozen individuals have stepped forward as blog contributors.

Click here to go to the blog.