Hungry for Change – the need for Sustainable Farming
Agriculture – the cultivation of crops for food – made the progression from a nomadic hunter-gatherer existence to settlements and cities possible and as such, is arguably one of man’s most significant “technological” achievements.
However, ironically – as with many advancements – the current model is not sustainable. Global farm output needs to increase 70% by 2050 if it is to meet the needs of a growing population that are at the same time depleting the necessary resources for traditional farming methods.
We are now at a tipping point. The ‘Next Gen’ of sustainable farming is crucial to ensure we don’t go hungry.
Food production needs to scale up in a significant – and most importantly, sustainable, way. We need to make more, using less !
More flavoursome and nutritious quality fresh produce using less space, water, labour, time, capital and chemicals.
Greater yields with less waste.
- Deliver at least 150 x the yield per m2 of traditional farms and the modular systems can be configured to utilise existing spaces to create rural-scale farms
- Are able to produce reliable supplies of quality fresh produce 365 days a year, regardless of seasonality or climate conditions.
- Are at least 95% more water efficient than traditional farms
- Use Zero pesticides or herbicides. (InvertiGro’s shorter harvest cycles outpace the lifecycle of problem bugs and pests, negating the need for herbicides and pesticides)
- Can significantly reduce food miles, transportation costs and emissions, by bringing the farm closer to the consumer
- Are designed to allow farming novices to simply ‘plug-in and produce’, and the system’s ‘one-touch plant and pick’ design reduces manual labour.
- Employ smart technology (AI, continuous monitoring and support) that negates the need for costly on-site agronomy or technical specialists.