The growing demand for food

There has been no shortage of press around the expected global food shortage crisis by the year 2050. Food production must increase by 70 percent, in order to feed 9.1 billion people in 2050. This is a global problem, which has a global opportunity. According to the FAO, to meet global food demand, it is expected “90 percent of the growth in crop production is projected to come from higher yield and increased cropping intensity”. At BCC we have been working in the agritech space for over a decade, with people and companies that are attributing to the growth in food production. The Sprout programme will support, the creation and development of enterprises that are pursuing new technologies that could result in quantum improvements for the food production value chain.

If you are working on idea or product that you think has quantum improvements to help meet global food demand by 2050, register for more information.