The big data revolution is here, but what does it mean for creating a life-supporting sustainable food system? Can technological innovation help us feed the world and protect against biodiversity loss? IIASA hosts this special episode of the Prophets, Wizards & The Quest to Value Nature podcast.

 

IIASA Strategic Initiatives Program Director Steffen Fritz, Juan Carlos Laso Bayas, researcher with the IIASA Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group, and Tamme van der Wal, Information Management expert with a special interest in the data revolution from Wageningen University and a commercial manager at Akkerweb, take part in this roundtable discussion looking at issues touching on global agri-food systems and how technology can help feed the growing population of the world without harming Earth systems.

This special episode is part of the Prophets, Wizards & The Quest to Value Nature podcast series sponsored by the FRAMEwork research project which enables research and empowerment initiatives for farmers and local communities to tackle biodiversity loss.

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