Forty acres of farm land in America is lost to development every hour. While there is no quick fix to land conservation and returning the land to agriculture, there is comfort in knowing that there is currently a movement afoot to address on root of this issue.
Blockchain will be a great tool for African entrepreneurs, but only if they make it their own. The debates around Blockchain are somewhat naive because of the perennial failure of it in addressing the ideological baggage and consider how different cultures might relate to that ideology. In many ways, this ideo-cultural blindspot maybe the reason why Blockchain struggles to scale and become ubiquitous.
Nine billion people by 2050. Crop demand for human food and animal feed will at least double. At the same time, water resources are diminishing, arable land is being degraded, and rural populations are moving to cities. For the future of food, a global effort to transform agriculture for good is much needed.
Reducing food waste and animal-based products consumption could permit an agriculture 100% organic to feed humanity, neither needing further land, nor emitting more greenhouse gases. Is this economic and political choice our future?
“Where is the capital for investing in food and agriculture—real assets, real farms, real people?
What would it take for investing in food and ag to become as hot as apps and drones?
What if farmers in the Salinas Valley became the real rock stars to investors in neighboring Silicon Valley?”