At Rikolto, the question ‘What will we eat tomorrow?’ is at the core of our work. One specific aspect of this question is ‘Are we still going to have farmers, not only in terms of the workforce but also people who have sufficient knowledge of both agriculture and technology and who are skilled in transferring this knowledge to future generations?
Can they keep up with developing technologies, develop farming in innovative ways and develop systems that will yield more harvest with less labour?
The answer to these questions will determine our future. Why should we ask these questions and how can we transform the answers to ‘yes’?