AGRICULTURE

GRANDCHALLENGE

Making sustainable agriculture and food production a reality

WHAT IS AT
STAKE ?

Agriculture has been revolutionized in the 20th century in order to make it much more productive and to tackle world hunger: today, in a Western country, a farmer can feed up to 50-150 people.

 

But to do that, agriculture has relied on monocultures, that diminish the quality of soils, and on herbicide and weed killer that can have damaging effects on the local biodiversity and microbiome.

That is why we need we need new tools to measure soil quality and biodiversity, and new solutions to preserve them.

>WHAT IS THE GRANDCHALLENGE ABOUT

The Joint European Disruptive Initiative, the European ARPA,
will launch scientific & technology Challenges around:

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TRACKING SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION

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MASSIVELY DECREASE THE USE OF FERTILIZERS

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TRACK BIODIVERSITY IN REAL TIME

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DIVIDE CROP-ROTATION COSTS BY 5X

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FIND ALTERNATIVES TO GLYPHOSATE

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MEASURING MICROBIOME & SOIL QUALITY

Starting soon, we will be welcoming all proposals from the best teams globally that can provide solutions to one of the 6 Challenges listed above.

We will then finetune specific JEDI Challenges with highly-ambitious metrics for success, that will be launched in 2022.

>HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

             With bold ideas & proposals

 

As a public or private strategic partner