The inevitable destiny of traditional farming

The inevitable destiny of traditional farming

The projection for the worlds population by 2050 is 9.8 billion, the UN report says that global food production would need to increase by around 70% to try to keep up with demand. So, the question is, how can we keep up with what will be quite an overwhelming increase in demand? Traditional agriculture is already suffering, making the future of traditional farmers anything but bright. Technology is already pulling ahead when it comes to battles such as weather, e.g. hail, frost and droughts. This gives us incite as to why most traditional berry farmers have already switched to indoor growing, they now have the ability to produce multiple crops throughout the year, increasing their financial yield.

You may have noticed that in recent years natural disasters have been happening more frequently (wildfires, droughts, flooding and more) all of which can have a severe impact on traditional farming. The heatwave that struck the whole of Europe in 2018 and effected billions of dollars worth of crops, some countries lost only around 10% of crops where other lost as much as 80% which was a devastating loss. Japan being a leading country in technology, has already established indoor farms which produce most of their food making them ready for the future, but are we?

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