Averting the food crisis and restoring environmental balance with data-driven regenerative agriculture
Modern agriculture was broken long before pandemics, wars, supply chain disruptions, and fertilizer shortages. Regenerative agriculture can fix it.
What could Unilever and Vandana Shiva possibly have in common? Unilever is one of the 10 companies controlling almost every large food and beverage brand in the world. Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award).
Shiva has a history of actively opposing the commodification and appropriation of natural resources for the benefit of corporate interests. Unilever is at the heart of the international corporate web.
Shiva, a prolific author, just published her latest book: “Agroecology and Regenerative Agriculture: Sustainable Solutions for Hunger, Poverty, and Climate Change”. Unilever, whose products need around 4 million hectares of land to grow the raw materials for, recently published a new set of regenerative agriculture principles.
There has to be something about regenerative agriculture. Let’s take a look at what it is and why it’s important, what the data tells us about it, and how analytics and AI may help going forward.