There is only one planet Earth, yet by 2050, the world will be consuming as if there were three. At the same, the European Commission acknowledges that 2/3 of our soils are degraded, while the adoption of technology and disruptive innovation in a highly traditional environment as the agrifood sector, has been one of the main barriers towards a more sustainable agrifood system, especially across Southern and Eastern countries in Europe. All of this, under a scenario of climate change.
This programme offers a unique and intensive immersion to state of the art methodologies and tools to develop sustainable agriculture, with a focus on the importance of digital transformation and the implementation of smart farming technologies, while linking the role of soil health to target nutrition towards a better health and wellbeing. Guided by an entrepreneurial mindset, you will think of innovative solutions to address challenges on how to reduce the use of chemical inputs, enhance biodiversity and assist soil carbon sequestration.
With the support of real examples on systemic and digitally enabled solutions for a more sustainable use of resources, management of food waste or water needs. You will have the opportunity to ideate around how innovation in sustainable agriculture can improve nutrition and being introduced to the world of traceable food value chains to achieve more safety in the food systems.
The programme will start on the 4th July 2022 and finish on the 22nd July.
Click here to know more information about the programme: InnovPlanet - Summer School - EIT Food