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How agri-tech innovation in NZ can help solve the world's most pressing problems

A Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm run by a Kiwi looks for agri-tech solutions to global problems.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by apocalyptic mid-century climate scenarios, avoidable only if we can radically curb greenhouse gas emissions, consider an even more pressing problem.

By 2050, the world will need to feed 10 billion people. That will require a 70 per cent increase in current food production and a leap forward in innovation as significant as Norman Borlaug's green revolution of the 1950s and 1960s, which massively increased crop yield and is credited with saving hundreds of millions of people in the developing world from starvation.

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