In this the fourteenth edition of Cultivate we focus on the growing field of Sustainable Agriculture.

With the world’s population projected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, and climate change continuing to exert pressure on our food production capability, the pressing challenges of feeding the world will become ever more pressing with each passing year.

The key to solving this challenge lies in better utilization of science and technology, and crucially, better implementation of sustainability principles in agriculture.

A quantum shift in the way we produce, finance and distribute food is underway. In these pages we review some of the opportunities and challenges this shift presents and the innovative new approaches being implemented in the process.


 The Paris Agreement and COP23: opportunities for the land sector   How the agricultural industry can harvest the benefits of blockchain technology   Insuring against climate risk   Agrivoltaic – solar powering the future of agriculture   Food for Thought: The Modern Slavery Act’s Impact in Fresh Food Retail, Wholesale and Agriculture   The national Australian Water Register is here. Do you need to register?   MiFID II: Agriculture derivatives market participants face fast approaching regulatory changes   FDA commissioner discusses greater scrutiny of health claims on food packaging   Restaurant and convenience store trade groups sue NYC over menu labeling regulations   FDA extends compliance date for Nutrition Fact label rule   Salting the earth – Is Saline Agriculture the answer to addressing global food shortages? : Interview with Adriaan Verbeek   

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