Panel – Regenerative Farming, Biological Farming and Vertical Farming: Bedfellows for Future Food Security?

March 12, 2022 Eline Jacobse
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Climate change, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a growing and urbanizing population, all require bold and scalable innovations in agriculture to ensure future food security. Universal prescriptions or recommendations will not work; instead, successful models need to be flexible and built on local knowledge. All stake holders are motivated to protect natural resources by

Climate change, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a growing and urbanizing population, all require bold and scalable innovations in agriculture to ensure future food security. Universal prescriptions or recommendations will not work; instead, successful models need to be flexible and built on local knowledge. All stake holders are motivated to protect natural resources by reducing the negative environmental impact of agriculture. Organic, regenerative, ecological and sustainable are today’s buzz words, often interpreted differently. Agricultural productivity needs to rise. Farming practices preventing further soil erosion, pollution and reduction of water use need to be implemented. Are these are achieved through precision agriculture, integrated pest management, high-efficiency irrigation and avoiding chemicals or are other forms of agriculture technology needed to ensure future food security around the globe?