New funding for research on agriculture and the environment from the Login5 Foundation
"This is an incredible opportunity to continue building the HESTIA data platform and to undertake a large-scale experiment that seeks to improve the sustainability of farms worldwide. We are extremely grateful to the Login5 Foundation for making this potentially transformative work possible," said Joseph Poore, Co-Investigator on the project.
Professor E J Milner-Gulland, Principal Investigator on the project said, "The global food system must be transformed for the sake of our planet's health as well as our own. This project will look at ways to achieve this using a farmer-led approach, by providing farmers worldwide with ways to improve their sustainability."
Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School said, "This is an important and potentially transformational project. We are enormously grateful to the Login5 Foundation for their support and look forward to working with them on these challenging issues."The Login5 Foundation is the family foundation of the Login family with a vision of providing a better and more sustainable world for humanity. Their projects include LoginEKO, which is seeking to establish a new data-driven model of sustainable ecological large-scale farming.
"In our quest for a quantum leap in sustainable agriculture, HESTIA will provide an important piece of the puzzle," said Samo Login of the Login5 Foundation. "Our existing project in this area – LoginEKO – aims to create technologies that will enable sustainable organic food production in sufficient quantities to feed all of humanity. Just like HESTIA we also intend to share our knowledge and software for free. We are looking for all kinds of technology partners as the time we have left to reinvent agriculture is very limited."