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Transforming the global food system to avert a mass scale crisis
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Transforming the global food system to avert a mass scale crisis

Cascading fallout from the COVID crisis may yet develop into a food crisis for many. World Economic Forum Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab recently outlined four ways food systems need to be transformed to make them healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and fairer for all.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Redefining farm skills for the technological age
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Redefining farm skills for the technological age

Agricultural productivity and performance need to be improved to feed a growing population. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics will play a key role. Every job in farming will therefore require some reskilling within 10 years, with data analysis skills particularly important.

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Source: World Economic Forum
5 sustainable farming methods and practices
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5 sustainable farming methods and practices

Traditional agriculture involves many harmful techniques and is one of the leading contributors to global warming. However, sustainability can be achieved by switching to alternative natural practices and technological solutions which preserve essential resources and avoid contamination.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Mushroom-based building insulation
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Mushroom-based building insulation

High-performance, non-toxic insulation panels you can grow? That’s what a London-based biomanufacturing company has developed! They’ve found that mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, is perfect for preventing spread of fire, blocking out sound and even preventing heat loss.

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Source: World Economic Forum
The future of agriculture will be driven by data
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The future of agriculture will be driven by data

Climate change, along with the measures for tackling it, calls for big changes in how the agricultural sector operates. An increasing amount of Earth observation data, together with rapidly evolving remote sensing technology, is making it possible to adopt a more advantageous, data-driven approach.

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Source: VITO
Using space technologies to tackle climate change
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Using space technologies to tackle climate change

Satellite technology has long been used for weather forecasting and preparing us for extreme weather events. Now, frontier technologies such as Space 2.0 systems are taking things further, gathering and relaying data related to climate change which, among other things, can help farmers improve yields.

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Source: World Economic Forum