The Mitti collective has time and again heralded regenerative methods of agriculture as a champion for the solution of world hunger for its robustness and versatility. But the global scene for the future of agriculture seems to say something else. The debate of meeting the growing food demand of the world’s populations is often met with a technological solution while overlooking various social and cultural aspects of the global picture.
In episode 4 of ‘The Mitti Podcast’, we engaged in a conversation with Constantinos Pantelidis who strongly advocates the role of technology in agriculture. He mentions new-age developments like Agriculture 4.0 and precision agriculture, which bring about a promise for solving world hunger and preserving biodiversity. The conversation took us to a point where we could perceive how technology can cater to some aspects of sustainable agriculture, but rapid advancements in technology are not often possible without trade-offs that affect nature as we discussed in our article, “Lost in Supply Chain: Not Enough Food ?”
While only condemning advancements in technology is not a realistic solution, it can surely lead us to one question: is it possible to harmonize nature and technology for the benefit of nature?
For our latest edition of The Mitti Podcast, we tried to understand this dilemma. In this episode we talk with Alicia Charennat, CEO and Co-founder of a budding start-up called foldAI, who believe in a world of dynamic, circular economy embedded in deep ecological balance, embracing and building on biological and cultural complexity. foldAI bring IoT, AI and Data Science to natural ecosystems for biodiversity and climate change remediation. Alicia says, “Why does it have to be Agriculture 4.0, when it can be Agroforestry 4.0?”
Tune in to know more on how they achieve this and check out their website !!