Introducing the Agriculture Layer
Introducing the Agriculture Layer
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Introducing the Agriculture Layer

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The role and impact of emerging technologies in the future of agriculture.
The role and impact of emerging technologies in the future of agriculture.

In 2015, the United Nations created 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030. Since then, the expectation to eradicate hunger has been inspiring governments, institutions, companies, and civil society to expand new endeavors and movements. Following in the footsteps of this movement, this research project aims to leverage the role of emerging technologies in paving the way to a more sustainable and egalitarian food system for a population that will likely reach 8.5 billion people by the UN target year.

In order to understand how we could accelerate the shift to a sustainable future, GIZ and Envisioning have partnered to develop the techDetector, a visualization tool for intuitive future insights and analytical study of emerging technologies. From nomadism to sedentism, and industrialization to automation, we have created stories that explore opportunities and challenges towards a desirable, egalitarian future of nutrition.

The interactive visualization allows navigation between technologies, each containing a summary, description, and source information regarding their current state of development. Each of these technology applications were analyzed assessed according to NASA's Technology Readiness Level (TRL), in which 1 is the lowest level of technology maturation, demonstrated by the technologies placed closest to the center of the techDetector, and 9 is the highest level of maturation, used for technologies that are already incorporated in society, and placed on the outermost ring of the radar. The technology applications were also evaluated according to the 17 parameters of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and their potential impact on sustainability based on GIZ's sustainability metrics (social, economic, and ecological impact).

This research was conducted as part of a series of sustainability-focused research reports, in which GIZ and Envisioning dive deep into addressing solutions in achieving sustainability in manifold areas.

You are now invited to navigate the interactive visualization tool to help trace a path towards a future of sustainable and responsible agriculture.

15 topics
Agricultural-based Economic Development
Adapting to Climate Change
Agricultural Policy and Rural Development
Agricultural Trade and Standards
Agriculture and Climate Change
Basic Energy Services
Biological Diversity
Environment Policy, Economics, and Management
Food and Nutrition Security
Global Health
Green Economy
Mitigation of Green House Gas Emissions
Prevention and Management of Acute Crises and Disasters
Renewable Energy
Rural Agricultural and SME Finance
11 SDGs
02 Zero Hunger
01 No Poverty
03 Good Health and Well-Being
06 Clean water and Sanitation
07 Affordable and Clean Energy
09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
13 Climate Action
15 Life On Land
16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
17 Partnerships for the Goals

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15 topics
  • Agricultural-based Economic Development
  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • Agricultural Policy and Rural Development
  • Agricultural Trade and Standards
  • Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Basic Energy Services
  • Biological Diversity
  • Environment Policy, Economics, and Management
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Global Health
  • Green Economy
  • Mitigation of Green House Gas Emissions
  • Prevention and Management of Acute Crises and Disasters
  • Renewable Energy
  • Rural Agricultural and SME Finance
11 SDGs
  • 02 Zero Hunger
  • 01 No Poverty
  • 03 Good Health and Well-Being
  • 06 Clean water and Sanitation
  • 07 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 15 Life On Land
  • 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals