Two more agricultural technologies – Aqua4D and 2Grow – demonstrated how unprecedented efficiency boosts to irrigation can lead to minimal losses and increased food security, through extreme optimization of the growing process. Aqua4D is changing paradigms to a more sustainable and water-smart agriculture, with a disruptive irrigation technology. 2Grow were visiting from their Belgian base, where they’re spreading Ag 4.0 precision measurements so that in a brave new horticultural world, absolutely nothing is left to chance anymore. By tracking factors like a plant’s sap flow or stress rates, they can precisely monitor the effect of all inputs on the plant in real time.
Last but certainly not least, Agrosustain’s founder, Olga Dubey – who appeared on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in 2019, introduced her company’s solution to combat mold, leading to significantly less food waste, and hence increased turnover for producers and improved security around the world, hitting several SDGs in the process.
The evening was topped off by a sustainable buffet with ultra-local food and drink, including wine from the oldest vineyard in Valais and plant-based meat sandwiches from Luzern’s “Planted AG”.
All in all, it was an evening which left all attendees optimistic that Switzerland and Europe will lead the way in helping agriculture adjust to climate-friendly and water-smart modes of operation.