1. Thomas Malthus, “An essay on the principle of population”, 1798.
2. CIA.gov, “The World Factbook”, July 2020 estimate for world population: 7,684,292,383; derived on January 15, 2021 from https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/world/#people-and-society.
3. Tim Harford, “Fifty things that made the modern economy”, 2017, ch. 3.
4. The United Nations, “World population prospects 2019”, July 17, 2019. Derived on January 12, 2021, from https://population.un.org/wpp/.
5. Harvard Business Review, “Global demand for food is rising. Can we meet it?” April 7, 2016. Derived on January 16, 2021 from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/302466629_Global_Demand_for_Food_Is_Rising_Can_We_Meet_It.
6. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, “Statistical Handbook, 2020”. Derived on January 7, 2021, from http://www.fao.org/3/cb1329en/online/cb1329en.html.
7. The World Bank, “Agriculture and food overview”, 2019. Derived on January 4, 2021, from https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/agriculture/overview.
8. Climate Watch, the World Resources Institute (2020): 18.4% of total GHG are accounted for by agriculture, forestry and land use, and a further 1.7% by energy in agriculture & fishing.
9. Ernst & Young, “Digital agriculture: enough to feed a rapidly growing world?”, by Rob Dongoski, April 26, 2018. Derived on January 12, 2021, from https://www.ey.com/en_gl/digital/digital-agriculture-data-solutions.
10. University of Freiburg (2021). Flourish project. Derived on January 15, 2021, from www.flourish-project.eu/consortium/.
11. Farminova Plant Factory (2019). Derived on January 7, 2021, from https://www.farminova.com/En.
12. United Nations, “The World’s Cities in 2018” [in 2018 an estimated 55.3% of the world population lived in urban settlements]. Derived on January 14, 2021, from https://www.un.org/en/events/citiesday/assets/pdf/the_worlds_cities_in_2018_data_booklet.pdf.
13. Frontiers in sustainable food systems (2020), “Innovation uncertainty impacts the adoptions of smarter farming approaches,” March 20, 2020. Derived on January 5, 2021, from https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00024/full.
14. A typical lightweight tractor is the John Deere 4044M “compact utility tractor”, which weighs just 1,705kg, while the large commercial tractor John Deere 9420RX weighs a collossal 24,494kg. In both cases, this is the “base machine weight”, before the addition of equipment.
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