“There is a need for healing, indeed.” So opens Ricardo Salvador, an expert in sustainable agriculture practices, in a recent book released this year on climate-smart agricultural solutions. “Within a span of 14 years, we have doubled the amount of heat trapped by the atmosphere.”

United Nations secretary general António Guterres, warned that there is a new threat of “a global food shortage” in the coming months. The price of wheat alone has risen by more than 50 percent, and many countries that have been heavily dependent on food imports are now forced to adopt an entirely new model of locally produced food that is not only environmentally sustainable, but also meets the economic and social needs of the people.

The great issue of our time is that, while there are enormous challenges that need to be addressed, the space for solutions that are simple, as well as easily applied and understood by those who need it the most, is often difficult to find.

The world is currently under immense pressure to transition to a zero-carbon economy as fast as possible, but despite concerns, there is hope of a solution that is simple and includes workers, farmers, and the general population.

Zeina Salama, co-founder of family business Tulima Farms, is part of a movement breaking into farming today. Tying together their passion for revolutionizing agriculture in Egypt to save water and improve livelihoods, Tulima Farms grew from humble origins in the Egyptian governorate Beheira, to becoming a 25,000 square meter, data-driven, climate-controlled, and community-driven, high yield farm.

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