Agriculture

The ultimate multidisciplinary problem

of our century


Agriculture uses up to 90% of all water consumed.

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Agriculture already uses 80 to 90% of global water consumption.

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Agriculture is the single largest source of water pollution. Fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides are found in nearly every lake, river, and ocean ecosystem.


Agriculture is the biggest source of water pollution affecting lakes, rivers and ocean including nitrogen & phosphates pollution.

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When the global food system is considered as a whole, Agriculture is the single largest contributor of green house gas. More than worldwide transportation, more than worldwide electricity generation.

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Agriculture is the largest single contributor of green house gas. § 35% of CO2, includes deforestations, methane emissions from animals & rice fields, oxides emissions from heavily fertilized fields.

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One billion people are hungry. Yet about one third of calories produced in Agriculture are lost by the time they could have been consumed.

Agriculture is the biggest human use of land on the planet, It is estimated agriculture has already cleared 70% of the world’s prehistoric grasslands, 50% of the savannahs, 45% of the temperate deciduous forests & 25% of the tropical forests

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By 2050, the world’s population will increase by 2 or 3 billion. At the same time, the rising billions will demand higher quality calories. To feed our population, food production must double without expanding footprint. We must do this in the next 36 years.

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By 2050 world’s population will increase by 2 or 3 billion causing greater demand for food and changing dietary preferences for more meat & diary consumption.

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Compounding the challenge of doubling food production, we have already used the best arable land on the planet.


Increasing food prices volatility, it is estimated that a bag of rice that costs a $1 today will cost $5.50 in 4 years and $41 in 2022.

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POLYDOME

Making fresh, tasty Food available for Everyone

Combining over 20 disciplines strategically flowing through design, implementation, and profitable operations Polydome has the potential to leapfrog current industry.

Constantly testing, constantly upgrading, it is a symbiotic blend of proven methods and processes: advanced systems thinking, commercial scale agronomy, physical and digital technologies, and social entrepreneurship.

Polydome has the potential to double world food production, significantly reduce agriculture’s environmental footprint and minimize food waste.

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

― Albert Einstein



An Example of Polydome Benefitting An Island Society



Polydome Is A Game Changing Approach To Agriculture



Productive

One Hectare will feed about 3,000 to 5,000 people

Net-Zero

Zero greenhouse gas, zero waste, zero synthetic chemicals, zero non-renewable water use & zero soil erosion



Adaptable

Polydome works anywhere, from densely populated cities to small isolated villages

Varied

Polydome is driven by a potential mix of over 500 crops and proteins, perennial and seasonal, fruit and vegetables, mushrooms, fish, mollusks & poultry



Local

Polydome enables lower logistics costs and less waste

Responsive

Polydome’s flexibe plant selection can meet market tastes and demands



Disruptive

Polydome changes the current rules of industrial, subsistence, and urban agriculture

Pivotal, experimental, collaborative

The center of a network of Polydome innovation hubs and incubators for new methods, technologies and education



The way we grow food now will define the biosphere of our planet for the next 3,000 to 5,000 years.

Polydome has the potential to double world food production while minimizing food waste and fundamentally changing agricultural’s environmental footprint.


WE ARE EXCEPT

We’re a passionate, practical, and dynamic team, known for our interdisciplinary and innovative approach.

Our team consists of 30 sustainability strategists, researchers, and designers.

We work around the world, with our base in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


OUR MISSION AND VISION

Our Mission is to create the foundations of a sustainable society.

Our Vision is simply that we can.

We can do this while creating beautiful cities, successful businesses, happy people and an exciting world to live in.


GAME CHANGERS

We have worked with visionary people and organizations on over 300 projects across four continents since 1999, creating smart, disruptively thinking teams who love challenges to help our clients succeed.

We are an international team of many tongues with English as our common language.

Together with organizations around the world we’ve created increasingly unique and sustainable projects that are as varied as the world’s largest rooftop park on top of the new San Francisco Transbay Terminal, developing algae plants for urban renewal in Australia, creating social programmes for zero energy social housing, designing vertical agriculture for inner city food production, helping small and large firms work towards closed loop resilient operations, developing powerful new software tools, and creating innovation centers.


SYSTEMS THINKERS

We have learned how people, energy, nature and finance are connected in dynamic systems. We’ve developed tools to turn this into powerful new insights and solutions by combining systems thinking with environmental science, creativity, engineering and social entrepreneurship. We’ve streamlined this way of thinking in to a framework called Symbiosis In Development (SiD). With this framework, we go well beyond band-aid solutions and realize projects that are inspiring, future-proof, resilient, and above all, realistic, feasible and profitable.


SYNTHESIZERS

Our approach combines insight and experience form over twenty disciplines form a strategic level down to design and implementation. By gathering the perspectives from these disparate fields we can form custom solutions that work better in all dimensions, and assist in all sustainability related areas.


INTEGRATORS

We build bridges between sectors as disparate as agriculture, knowledge management, management consulting and sociology. Connecting industries allows existing solutions form one sector to become breakthroughs in others.


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