Current agricultural practices are extractive in nature and have an enormous environmental impact.
Agriculture is one of the largest contributors to climate change.
In turn, climate change is also causing enormous damage to agricultural productivity.
In this scenario, the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050 is going to be an uphill task.
Shifting towards more sustainable ways of agriculture, which enhances both the productivity and natural ecosystem is the task at hand to feed the growing population.
For a solution, the sector looks towards precision agriculture, natural farming, organic agriculture, regenerative agriculture or urban agriculture.
Whatever the name, all are just steps towards achieving sustainability.
Although ‘People’ and ‘Planet’ are the core aspects of sustainability, it should also go hand-in-hand with the profitability aspect to make this fundamental shift possible.
This course is designed to introduce you to various ways of sustainable agricultural practices.
Experts and entrepreneurs working in this field have shared the challenges and the potential of sustainable agriculture.
Ethan Roland Soloviev is a farmer, entrepreneur and international expert on regenerative business and agriculture.
He has experience in farming in over 34 countries. He is the founder of the Regenerative Enterprise Institute, an Associate of the Carol Sanford Institute, and a member of the Regenerative Business Alliance.
Every effort has been made to ensure the relevance of the course and its factual correctness. However, the world of food & agriculture is vast and complex. Please take time to research your local context, restrictions and regulations before you apply any learning from Digital School of Food and Agriculture.