I have written and spoken recently about the growing realisation that resilience must be a key factor in industry development where security and consistency of supply becomes ever more important when selecting working systems and processes, and especially logistics services and processes.
Nowhere is this more true than in agriculture where food security becomes ever more important to those nations threatened with drought, increasing pest damage, increasing numbers of wild fires and the other effects of climate change.
At the same time, of course, the world faces a growing population and the gradual eradication of farmland – to urban sprawl.
Food (and water) security is under constant and growing threat. What agriculture is left to feed this growing world must be resistant to the threats so that food supply chains remain secure.
We need to work with developing countries to help them realise the revenues they need so they can invest in such resilience.
The developed world must stop exploiting the developing world and invest in it, sensibly, consistently and ethically. Their economic growth is the basis of our food security.