Egypt, Iran, Algeria and Saudi Arabia are the top four producers of dates worldwide. © Rawpixel/shutterstock.com

Access, in terms of availability and cost, to healthy food is a major factor in both scenarios. The limited number of foods we produce, the ways in which we grow and transport it, the ways in which we distribute it, all have huge room for improvement.

Changes in these systems can mean saving natural resources, cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions and having more food reach consumers, especially vulnerable groups.

There are many solutions available to us. Traditional, time-proven ways of harvesting and producing food are being revisited. Cultures and respect for the value of food are being revitalized.

Fruits and vegetables that have been overlooked on a global level are gaining new attention. There is a wide range of foods that fit this description, but one in particular is dates.

Read more : FAO

 

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