Food security: from farm gate to trash can, SE Asia is facing a food crisis.
The perception is that farming is not a desirable career, due to unpredictable returns and lack of prestige. As the social value of education increases, more youth leave rural areas, creating a labour drain. If farming is not seen as valuable or profitable, how can it compete with the lights of the city? If over a third of all food is thrown away, it speaks volumes about the lack of value these vital ingredients have in our society. How can it be that food is perceived as something so worthless?
What changes can be made?
Read more in my article here.