By the year 2050 the human population is expected to reach 9.8 billion and farmers will have to produce 65% more food to feed a population of that size. Unfortunately most available farmland is already being farmed and in ways that will ultimately make the land unsuitable for farming in the future.
Over the last 40 years we have lost 30% of available arable land courtesy of over-farming and soil degradation. Additionally, 70% of our global fresh water supplies are used for farming at a time when one in four people do not have access to clean drinking water.
Conventional agriculture also causes increased greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, water pollution and threatens human health. A more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution is needed and needed now.