We did it! Congrats to my fellow co-authors for producing this World Bank book on the new circular food economy. This book presents a heavily disruptive, inclusive, and resilient solution to Africa’s wide-ranging food security challenges. Specifically, it assesses the benefits and costs of using the frontier agriculture technologies to create a circular food economy … Continue reading Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa : The New Circular Food Economy￼
On 7 September 2021, our World Bank Africa Region Team (Dorte Verner, Nanna Roos, Afton Halloran, Glenn Surabian, and Da Woon Chung) was given an award by the Korean Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The award is for the work that we have started on insect farming, including learning from the Korean insect farming industry. Thank … Continue reading Award from the Korean Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs
“Most people put profit at the centre, but I think that we need to put the why – why are we doing this? – at the centre.” – Co-founder and CEO of AgriProtein, Jason Drew In December 2017, I travelled to South Africa to conduct a preliminary study on the social impact of Agriprotein and … Continue reading What’s the social impact of a fly?
According to the World Resource Institute, approximately 20 pieces of clothing per person are manufactured a year. This means that there are an astounding 152 billion* articles of clothing manufactured annually (!). After making that rough calculation, I had to stop and think. Can it really be true? Well, go have a look in your … Continue reading Would you wear a pineapple?