This is the second of four events as part of the 2019 CW Unplugged: Tech for the Environment series. CW are proud to be making our contribution to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals through our events and partnerships with companies that will help deliver the 2030 Global Goals Agenda.
In partnership with Arm, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP - WCMC) and the Centre for Global Equality (CGE), we're hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Earth an event that explores innovative technologies contributing to tackling agriculture in developing and emerging economies.
Plant life provides 80% of the human diet. Forests account for 30% of the earth’s surface, providing vital habitats for millions of species and important sources for clean air and water. Due to climate change and deforestation, today we are seeing unprecedented land degradation and loss of arable land at 30 to 35 times the historical rate. Drought and desertification is also on the rise each year, contributing to the loss of 12 million hectares and affects poor communities globally (UNDP).
This land degradation affects the 500 million small holder farmers globally, but is a particular challenge for farmers in developing countries. Better access to agricultural technologies, education and resources could revolutionise farming practices and provide increased yields, promote biodiversity and improve livelihoods.
This event will showcase two groups developing novel, affordable, appropriate soil monitoring technologies.
Bringing together impact investors, designers, engineers, we'll help create solutions to specific challenges currently faced by startup ventures working on Tech for Earth. Check out the challenges in the agenda below.
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