In the Sub-Saharan African country of Burkina Faso, where desertification is a major problem, a dry plot of land became a dense forest brimming with life in just one year. The person researching and developing the seemingly magical farming method that made this happen is Masatoshi Funabashi of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. Questioning conventional agriculture, which can have an extremely negative impact on the environment, Funabashi has developed synecoculture, which brings new life to an ecosystem without tilling, fertilization, or pesticides. In addition, Funabashi is making great strides in turning agriculture into a data-driven industry. In this video, you'll hear his thoughts about taking on challenges to change the world for the better and learn more about Sony's approach to important global issues.