According to FAO, the world’s population will exceed 10 billion by 2050. To meet the food needs of so many people, it is estimated that the resources of two planets will be needed, unless there is a radical turnaround in the ways of consuming food and its production methods. Furthermore, current cultivation techniques will neither be sufficient nor sustainable for this new challenge, which instead sees urban centers, technological innovation and new ways of active participation of citizens as the decisive agents of a turning point.
Climate change and global population growth have put a strain on extensive production systems, increasingly burdened by exhausted or polluted soil. In traditional cultivations, in fact, the soil is often found in agronomic and phytosanitary conditions such as to no longer allow a healthy cultivation without extensive agrochemical interventions to fertilize and to control telluric pathogens and weeds.