DDD Conference

The Future of Agriculture: Revolutionize agricultural practice: A technological revolution in farming led by advances in CEA technologies

Convener: Hila Bar, Vertical Fields

The two main drivers of food demand—population and income—are on the rise. The world’s population is expected to reach 9.7 billion people in 2050, up from 7.9 billion in 2021. Farmers globally must increase food production 70 percent compared to 2007 levels to meet the needs of the larger population, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
A Look Ahead: Agriculture in 2050
What will agriculture look like at the century’s midpoint? Based on current trends, experts are anticipating some major changes for the Ag tech sector. The twin factors of population growth and urbanization will create serious challenges for agriculture in the upcoming decades. Given these two factors, what will agriculture look like in 2050? Based on current trends, experts anticipate a range of developments that will help agriculture keep pace with the world population’s rapidly expanding dietary needs.

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