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Transcript of Agriculture:
World Food Crisis
Technology - Capital intensive
Government support - Favorable Ag Policies
Approx 2% of population in Ag
Great investment climate
Emphasis on sustainability
Job Opportunities ?
Journey .....Across the World
Global Food Crisis
Where do you come in?
Opportunities - Addressing the needs
California - Stanilaus Almond
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Meet the needs
Way Forward....Where You Come in
Be that agent of change
Acquire knowledge - You'll need it
China’s Shuanghui puchase Smithfield Foods for $7.1 (including debts)
$13 Billion annual sales
Operations in Mexico & 10 European countries
Facilities in 26 states in US, HQ in VA.
46, 000 employees worldwide
Aging farming population
Agriculture landscape is changing
Need to use :
In a more unstable/unpredictable climate
More environmentally responsible
feed more with less
Supply chain management/Distribution
Production efficiency/Appropriate technology
concerns - Aquaculture
Farm responsibly, Strong Ag policies/programs
Value added/Post-harvest management
Waste management ($3B vs 1.2B starve)
Composting, Recycling, Pollution
How do we seize these?:
..........Think Globally, Act locally
50-70% of population in Ag
High post-harvest losses
Small farm holdings
25-50% Post-harvest loss
World Population Stat
The butterfly effect..............a butterfly flapping its wings in South America can affect the weather in Central Park.