For those working in international development, food security is a complex problem to solve — and one that goes beyond hunger alone. Two experts from the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture offer five suggestions to address the problem based on science, technology and knowledge sharing.

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About the authors

  • Dyno Keatinge

    Dyno (J.D.H.) Keatinge is Director General of AVRDC, the World Vegetable Center, based in Taiwan based in Taiwan and chair of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture. With global expertise in crop agronomy, Keatinge is also chair of the Global Horticulture Initiative and a member of the advisory committee to USAID’s Innovation Lab for Horticulture.
  • Trevor Nicholls

    Trevor Nicholls is the chief executive officer of CABI. He is also a steering committee member of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA). Prior to joining CABI in 2005, he had 25 years building international businesses in the life science industry. He also has broad exprience initiating change and restructuring organizations, ranging from startups to FTSE 100/Nasdaq quoted companies.