The history of humanity and its cultivation systems show how urgent rethinking conventional food production is.
Hominidae populate the earth – a gathering society.
Climate cools down, the environment is changing. The forest disappears and humans start hunting – Invention of tools and food processing.
Climate is stabilizing and humans settle – Development of farming practices and stock breeding. World population increases rapidly.
During the Neolithic Age, tools for plowing are used for the first time. Productivity increases.
Living conditions deteriorate, hunger and pandemics spread. In 1798, Thomas Malthus describes a catastrophic scenario for further population growth.
Albrecht Daniel Thaer develops ideas for rational agricultural production – Science to fight the food crisis. Agriculture enters the university.
The industrial revolution leads to an increase in production and urbanization – living conditions in cities deteriorate – climate change begins. Temperature of Earth is rising.
Knowledge leads to the Green Revolution – Hybrids, plant nutrition, increasing harvests and qualities.
World's populations increases rapidly, monocultures dominate cultivation - hunger becomes concentrated, the distribution of resources is highly unequal. Adipositas is a global problem - hidden hunger of much higher importance.
Climate change and environmental degradation – reduced arable land - reduced biodiversity due to monocultures and hybrids, application of broadband insecticides and pesticides.
Climate change, urbanization, hunger… – Sustainable Development Goals
BMBF call for proposals: Agricultural Systems of the Future – Back to nature or high-tech approach?
First ideas of the consortium: Future agricultural systems do not develop based on a revolution but an evolution: Smart Food Evolution
CUBES Circle as a new, sustainable production methods is investigated and supplements agriculture – connected, flexible, local...
CUBES Circle finds it's place in the market – sustainable and socially accepted.
CUBES Circle is further adapted to local needs and exported worldwide.
We believe that agricultural systems of the future must enable a sustainable, resource efficient and flexible production. A shift in basic technologies, as known from the industrial revolution (e.g. mobilization of fossil fuels), is not to be expected in the near future. Thus, agricultural progress cannot be based on revolutionary ideas alone, but will be generated by the diffusion of known technologies into the agricultural sector, with incremental adaptations and improvements. The agricultural system CUBES Circle combines both: newest technology as well as a consequent further development of established production methods and the consideration of sustainability criteria.