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Agricultural productivity, aging farming workforce, sustainable agriculture, and well-being: household survey data from central Thailand

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posted on 2023-05-21, 06:42 authored by Szabo, S, Apipoonyanon, C, Pramanik, M, Tsusaka, TW, Kevin Leeson
Agriculture and food systems are critical for maintaining food and nutrition security, driving economic development, alleviating poverty, and preserving ecological functions and services on national and international agendas (Whitfield et al., 2018). Furthermore, the system intersects all the United Nations' (UN) agenda items for sustainable development goals (SDGs), highlighting a growing global concern for, and sometimes contentious debate, over food system sustainability (FAO, 2019). In the twenty-first century, agricultural and food systems have faced a complex set of local and global challenges (Whitfield et al., 2018). This includes poor diets, poverty, and environmental concerns related to water, land scarcity, and climate change as some of the major global problems (Diama et al., 2020). In order to address these issues, we need to incorporate dietary and on-farm diversity with a holistic solution and smart food approach (Diama et al., 2020).


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Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems



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Demography; Workforce transition and employment; Work and labour market not elsewhere classified