The Farmer as the doctor of the future?                                 M rien L nkest M                                  ...
Changing visions on:   - Health   - Economy   - Food   - Agriculture
Health vision evolves:   From:     Absence of disease or             infirmity   To:       A state of complete physical,  ...
Quality of life not only influenced by:   - Food/drink   - Hygiene   - Housing/Clothing
But also by:   - Environmental quality   - Green surroundings   - Climate change
Economy evolves:   From:   Supply and demand/           quantity/relative short term   To:     Quality/sustainability for ...
Food supply vision evolves:   From:     Need to produce more             quantity   To:       No shortage, but problems   ...
Agriculture vision evolves:   From:      Food production as cheap              as possible after WW 2   To:        Sustain...
New consumer and societydemands, like:   - Green services, landscape, nature,     biodiversity   - Animal welfare   - Care...
The sustainable farmer is influencingmany aspects of quality of life, so is  the doctor of the future
It is important that she/heis recognized and valued as such        with a new position in   our society and the economy
Let us work on that!    Thank you!
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Learning Event No. 8, Session 3: Lankester. ARDD2012 Rio.

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Presentation by Martien Lankester, MD, Director of Avalon Foundation, at the 2012 Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) in Rio de Janiero, Learning Event No. 8, Session 3: "Is the organic farmer the doctor of the future?" http://www.agricultureday.org

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Learning Event No. 8, Session 3: Lankester. ARDD2012 Rio.

  1. 1. The Farmer as the doctor of the future? M rien L nkest M at a er D Learning eventARDD Rio+ 20, J 1 8, une 201 2
  2. 2. Changing visions on: - Health - Economy - Food - Agriculture
  3. 3. Health vision evolves: From: Absence of disease or infirmity To: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being
  4. 4. Quality of life not only influenced by: - Food/drink - Hygiene - Housing/Clothing
  5. 5. But also by: - Environmental quality - Green surroundings - Climate change
  6. 6. Economy evolves: From: Supply and demand/ quantity/relative short term To: Quality/sustainability for PPP/green economy
  7. 7. Food supply vision evolves: From: Need to produce more quantity To: No shortage, but problems with division - Short food supply lines - Crucial role for small farmers
  8. 8. Agriculture vision evolves: From: Food production as cheap as possible after WW 2 To: Sustainable use of resources to ensure long term production - Based on soil fertility - Enhancing biodiversity - Preventing erosion and desertification
  9. 9. New consumer and societydemands, like: - Green services, landscape, nature, biodiversity - Animal welfare - Care on farm - Multi value shopping bag
  10. 10. The sustainable farmer is influencingmany aspects of quality of life, so is the doctor of the future
  11. 11. It is important that she/heis recognized and valued as such with a new position in our society and the economy
  12. 12. Let us work on that! Thank you!

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