Space research is set to revolutionise agriculture here on Earth. Massive change is on the horizon, explains Allen Herbert, vice-president of business development and strategy at Nanoracks, and it is beginning in Abu Dhabi.
By 2050, current estimates suggest there will be 9.5 billion people on the planet. As the global population outgrows our current resources and production methods, radical change is needed in many areas, but perhaps most notably in agriculture.
Having started life in a garage in Texas, Nanoracks is the commercial space services provider looking at how research in space can be used to solve the challenges we face on Earth. Thanks to the innovation-friendly environment in Abu Dhabi, Nanoracks is breaking new ground, with big ambitions to revolutionise our approach to the problems of climate change, land scarcity and food security.