Developed by Jack Ng, Sky Greens is the world’s first low carbon, hydraulic-driven vertical farm. With large and dense urban centers increasingly distanced from their sources of food, this may be the future of produce.
Food insecurity in northern communities is a familiar theme in Canadian news reports. A combination of low income, high food prices, and changes in traditional food production and food economies are resulting in hunger and poor nutrition. Yukon College is aiming to make a change with a dome that allows for year-round food production in any climate.
Every year, a huge amount of food is thrown away. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, about one third of all food is discarded before it is consumed, while at the same time, some 805 million people around the world stay hungry.
Although potatoes are an important crop in Ireland, they have historically not been widely cultivated in Africa, and have often not been included in food security discussions. However, the potato provides high nutrition and is adaptive to many climates. The Potato Centre of Excellence is dedicated to developing, sharing, and scaling best practices to maximize the potential benefit that potatoes can have for rural farming communities across Africa.
With a predicted global population of nine billion by 2050, existing agricultural systems will be further strained, placing increased pressure on the environment. New innovations in agriculture are required in order to mitigate the effects of significant population growth, and experts say insects may be the solution.
Urban migration has led to a rise of slum communities and food deserts across the world. A lack of access to arable land and low incomes has led to increasing levels of food insecurity amongst people slum communities. This problem is particularly evident in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya and the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. In an attempt to …