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In 2050, we will have more than 2.5 billion mouths to feed. (Illustration)
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The question that often comes up today is that can we feed the entire population today and especially tomorrow?

In 2050, we will have more than 2.5 billion mouths to feed. At the same time, soil erosion, urbanization and climate change can reduce the areas available for agriculture to 400 million hectares or 7 times the surface area of ​​France. And according to Christian Valentin, director of research at the Research Institute for Development, the portion produced by deforestation is unfortunately not intended for food.

Agroecology suggests that we cannot produce better, respecting the environment. We have to change our method, and go back to basics respecting the environment, that is to say, without pesticides.

Ellen Paragon, Regional Director of the Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development

With frequent rural migration, we are talking more and more about urban agriculture. SAccording to the United Nations, more than 700 million townspeople already practice this type of agriculture.

For example, in Singapore, we produce Vegetables without pesticides and transportIn dVertical fields. But it should be kept in perspective.

Cultivation in artificial light is very energy-intensive and no one can imagine the production of large quantities of grain in a city.

Christian valentine, Director of Research at Development Research Institute

Above all, we must harmonize ourselves with nature, protect, among other things, the pollinating insects, causing us to lose 75% of our fruits and vegetables.

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General

This statement has been confirmed by scientists such as Christian Valentin, who claim that it must be discovered Compromises. These are defined between environmental requirements (climate, soil, water, biodiversity) and food requirements. The beginning of this agricultural transition is based on agricultural, technological and digital innovations.

Otherwise We see more and more eco-districts and urban cultures flourishing. And if one square meter of garden can provide 20 kg of food per year, it also brings confidence and education. And that is priceless!

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