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Agricultural revolution.

Agriculture as we know it is on the brink of a breakthrough.

Our global food supply is under pressure. While annual growth in global crop yields lags behind the increase in global consumption, there is a new energy that could transform everything: the fourth industrial revolution, digital connectivity. This revolution is leading to an explosion of digital solutions for growers, opening the door to a bright future in agriculture.

Rising demographics and socioeconomic transformations pose unprecedented challenges. By 2050, more people will live in cities than in rural areas. With this, food consumption patterns will change dramatically, triggering unprecedented agricultural demand. Loss of arable land, climate change and water scarcity further complicate the situation, highlighting the urgent need to transform the food sector.

Agriculture, traditionally reluctant to technological change, is at a turning point. The digital revolution offers an opportunity to redefine every aspect of the industry, improving efficiency and reducing losses along the value chain. Digital connectivity can sustainably and cost-effectively monitor, predict and improve production, from input optimization to post-harvest management.

This revolution is crucial but presents significant challenges. Data collection is complex, especially in such a large and fragmented industry. Large-scale, often remote farming, along with the traditional nature of family farms, slows the adoption of new technologies. A step change is needed to assimilate these innovations and achieve meaningful results.

Agriculture currently ranks below many sectors in digitization. It is time to turn the data collected into actual transformation. Innovators need to collaborate with agricultural experts and address organizational issues. Government support, investor patience and collaboration of all stakeholders are crucial to unlocking the potential of digital agriculture.

The future of agriculture lies not only in embracing digital technologies, but also in exploring unconventional but promising avenues. The development of insect farming, particularly the rearing of black soldier fly (BSF) larvae, is one such transformative opportunity. These seemingly unorthodox insects have incredible potential to revolutionize the agricultural landscape.

Insect farming, particularly the cultivation of black soldier fly larvae, represents a significant step toward sustainability and efficiency. These larvae have an exceptional appetite for organic waste, which they convert into a rich source of nutrients. Their rapid growth, with the ability to increase 15,000-fold in just two weeks, presents an incredibly efficient transformation cycle. In addition, their high protein and fat content makes them a viable food source for a variety of animals, from birds to fish.

The future is promising. Agriculture, in its current state, stands on the brink of an incredible transformation.

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