Agriculture Adapts by ClimateAi

Agriculture Adapts by ClimateAi by ClimateAi


Every week we speak with industry leading executives, farmers, and academics to get a 360 view of how the agriculture sector is innovating to stay ahead of a changing climate. We belong to a small team of climate and ag entrepreneurs trying to make farming more resilient, profitable, and equitable as we transition to a new age of agriculture. This podcast is our journey as we explore the hurdles and opportunities that lie ahead for the industry that feeds the world. To learn more, visit us at www.Climate.Ai

Categories: Science & Medicine

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Between 40 to 50% of our population is alive on this planet today thanks to fertilizers. However, fertilizers are also one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters and when managed poorly, can also contribute to the nutrient pollution of lakes, rivers and streams. 

This week, we sat down with Pablo Barrera Lopez, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Communications at Yara International, a leading Norwegian agribusiness and chemical company on the forefront of the sustainable and ethical production of several types of fertilizer. Lopez takes us through the history of the fertilizer industry (hint, modern fertilizers were invented at Yara), how the invention of fertilizer prevented mass hunger, and the complicated relationship of the life-saving product with climate change. Lopez also walks us through the top innovations taking place in the industry to mitigate its impact on climate including everything from renewable-energy fueled fertilizer plants and high-tech precision application tools to better farmer education.

In addition, Lopez works with the World Economic Forum, where he promotes corporate sustainability and works with global youth to help them develop talents and skills to be responsible forces for good in their communities.

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Previous episodes

  • 36 - One of the greatest humanitarian creations of all time is also one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters. Here’s how we fix that. 
    Wed, 23 Jun 2021
  • 35 - Angela Santiago – CEO of The Little Potato Company: Taking the Potato Back to it’s Roots (repost) 
    Thu, 27 May 2021 - 0h
  • 34 - 325 Million lbs of Tomato Paste in 4 Months: How this CEO's Family Farming Operation Became One of the Top Tomato Processors in the World 
    Wed, 05 May 2021 - 0h
  • 33 - Agriculture Banking is Broken. This Co-founder is Fixing it... and He’s Helping You Sequester Carbon While He’s at It 
    Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 0h
  • 32 - Agriculture Adapts Intermission 
    Tue, 03 Nov 2020
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