David Godfey-Thomas, Afina’s CEO, comments…
This Financial Times report highlights Canada and Russia as leading the world’s growing-area expansion this century. The expansion of the world’s growing areas will increase global food production (as the article states, “important since some experts calculate the world will need 70% more food by 2050“) but also “unleash a ‘climate bomb’ with the release of additional greenhouse gases from the previously untouched peaty soil. The impact on water and biodiversity will also be devastating.”
Afina believes in the power of business to solve global problems and invests in and supports development of exactly the agriculture, water, and food technologies which, for the first time in history, make it possible to cut the Gordian knot of this otherwise impenetrable climate-food security paradox.
Learn more about food’s new frontiers from the FT report (here) and read insights from Afina about the market-shaping impact of sustainable solutions (here).