The World Food Security E-Center (WFSeC) is finalized to apply innovative services on a large scale and worldwide to assist countries in order to develop adequate, rapid and efficient food security and safety policies. The Center is made up of three main elements: Services Providers, Service Users and the Digital Platform.

Service Providers of digital services, as specialized laboratories, research centers, universities, international organizations, associated in the UN ambit, are able to evaluate issues rising from the different users, elaborate the best solutions and then to provide them to the requiring subjects (users). Indeed, the Center avails itself of the following partners acting as Service Providers: Italian Association of the Agricultural Science Societies AISSA, Desertification Research Centre of Sassari, PTP Science Park, Universities of Milan for EXPO, Confconsumatori, Ordine degli Ingegneri di Milano, Christopher D. Smithers Foundation and Oklahoma University-Infopoverty Institute.

Service Users are Institutions and Communities, located in countries in need, joining the project which will benefit from the competences and technologies of the Center and receive assistance.

The Digital Platform based on the IoT (Internet of Things), is the hub of the whole system, capable of receiving and sorting the information from the Service Providers to the Service Users, being the connecting point within the apparatus, using data coming directly from sensors and robotic devices set up in the field. To ensure sufficient food for all, it is necessary to act on the entire food chain by offering services focused on:

  1. Increasing production in the respect of environmental and economic sustainability;
  2. The prevention and treatment of diseases, which often take away significant parts of the crop;
  3. The implementation of good practice for nutrition, welfare and animal breeding;
  4. The prevention and treatment of diseases of animals in breeding;
  5. The development of systems for food storage (with the cold chain, packaging and
    other technologies);
  6. The adaptation of technologies of processing of raw materials to increase their shelf life and to prevent contamination;
  7. The creation of systems for controlling the health quality of food to counter the spread of diseases;
  8. The evaluation of the nutritional quality of food available locally, from raw materials to finished products, for the design and manufacture of food products appropriate for the nutritional deficiencies of the specific country;
  9. Optimizing diets to counter underweight, overweight and obesity;
  10. The improving of advanced solutions in food field, proposing new perspectives on malnutrition and food shortage;
  11. The opportunity of sustainable rural development, offered through the transfer of adequate technologies and knowledge that are able to strengthen people’s capacity and make communities able to provide at their sustenance;
  12. The emergency, present also in the developed counties, of the invasion by the new parasites and phytopathogenic;
  13. The necessity of fight and rebalance the climate change;
  14. The importance of sustain the government’s and institution’s polices to ensure the food security

 

The Main Fields where the E-Center will focus its action are:

  • Agriculture
  • Remote diagnostics for the management of the adversity of plants and food
  • Technologies and transformation process and food preservation
  • Hygienic quality
  • Remote diagnostics for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of animal diseases in livestock
  • Human nutrition
  • Economic Analysis of Investments in Food Security
  • Training Human Capital