Comprendre les enjeux de l'agriculture
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Having received nearly 500 entries from startups and academic R&D teams across the globe, applicants to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP’s) Cultiv@te challenge have now been shortlisted down to 55. Organised by the UNDP’s Global Centre for Tech, Innovation, and Sustainable Development in Singapore, the year-long initiative is designed to bring scalable technology and innovation in the field of agriculture to the developing world. In its inaugural edition, Cultiv@te aims to work with 13 local offices in countries as far ranging as Armenia and Uruguay to address challenges unique to the state of agriculture in each nation. Problem statements from increasing crop production in the face of climate change, to dealing with a declining rural workforce, and integrating urban agriculture into public housing have been defined as areas where  tech adoption can play a transformative role.