AGD’s Global Sustainable Foods Division (GSF) will bring sustainable and duplicatable entrepreneurial opportunities into the hands of small farmers through certified holistic agriculture systems that create high value, nutrient-rich meats, fruits and vegetables.
Proof-of-concept systems are currently being tested, including: commercial hydroponics systems in Toledo, Ohio US; commercial aquaponics systems in Colorado Springs, Colorado US; and commercial chicken farms in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Each test that passes the proof-of-concept phase will advance into a small commercial trial in a select geography after which the system will achieve the GSF brand. GSF will seek to consolidate global and local buyers of foods under this brand in the US and Internationally.
One of the greatest threats to society in the next 30 years is food security. Food Security is defined by the World Food Summit of 1996 as:
"WHEN ALL PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES HAVE ACCESS TO SUFFICIENT, SAFE, NUTRITIOUS FOOD TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY AND ACTIVE LIFE"
Economists estimate that at current production rates, we will not have enough food to feed the world’s nine billion people by 2050*. Food security is a direct response to the heart of our mission: setting the captives free.
Affirm Global Development is expanding its mission to include distribution of highly innovative, organic agriculture solutions for farmers around the world. These solutions will improve crop yield and crop health to help eliminate hunger while increasing their household income.