The fourth agricultural revolution has already begun’

These principles will be applied to vertical farming systems, where crops are grown in stacked, indoor farms so that more food is grown per acre. As 60% of the population will become urban by 2030, building these farms in cities will help to eliminate food miles while maintaining freshness.

“The first #agricultural revolution is characterized as the advent of modern #farming, the second began during the industrial revolution when #crop rotations were introduced, and the third revolution saw the dawn of synthetic fertilizer discovery and genetic breeding techniques, accelerating farmland #productivity.

The sector is now facing a multitude of complex and interdependent challenges. This comes at a time when the demands on the sector due to rapid population #growth are set to accelerate, meaning a fourth revolution is needed.”

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