What will the world of farming and food look like in 2050? It is becoming harder to predict. But one thing is clear: we need to prepare for a new approach to agriculture. An approach that delivers not only food, but also on the many other expectations of society: e.g. clean water, clean air, room for biodiversity, climate neutrality. An approach that is ready for the many shocks that are becoming the norm, rather than the exception: bio-physical shocks, such as droughts, flooding, heat, frost, and socio-economic shocks, such as supply chain disruptions.
We see that many private- and public-sector initiatives are competing in the arena of sustainability: climate-smart agriculture, circularity, agro-ecology,regenerative agriculture, organic farming... Is it one of these approaches that holds the keys for a new future of farming and food? Or do they all bring their own merits in the search for the diversity of solutions that are needed for different continents, climates, soils, farmers, and cultures?
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