September 23

Analysis: These Two Start-Ups Are Making Farming More Sustainable. Here’s How

As the global population rapidly approaches 8 billion, more pressure than ever is on the agriculture industry to increase production. With climate change also posing a growing threat to the planet, feeding more people more sustainably has become more important than ever.

Food production contributes more than a quarter (26%) of global greenhouse gas emissions, reports Our World in Data. Agriculture is also the primary driver of biodiversity loss, threatening 86% of species at risk of extinction, according to the UN. This impact is likely to increase as the world’s population grows.

So what can be done to make farming more sustainable?

Photo courtesy of 2010CIAT/NeilPalmer.

Source: World Economic Forum (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Environment
climate change, food security, startups, sustainable business