I congratulate all of you who have chosen agricultural education as a career. You are in a profession that is here to stay. Every year some 90 million people are added to the world's population; and despite continuing or intermittent economic problems, most of the resulting need for food and fiber is converted to demand. On a global scale, food production needs to, and has been increasing; but still too large a proportion of the world's population are chronically hungry. To change this we must constantly search for systems of production and distribution which will involve and benefit more people, which will make food available and affordable to all. Fortunately, there are no natural, but only man-made barriers to achievement of this goal. The challenge for you as agricultural educators is to motivate and train those who can remove these barriers.



FAO, international agriculture, world hunger, agricultural education

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