Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, November 12, 2018

Global Future Farming Summit

6 November 2018. Wageningen, Netherlands. Global Future Farming Summit

The agri- and horticultural sector are still changing rapidly. The world is asking to produce more food using fewer resources and to take into account the society and the environment. These are the challenges the sector is facing every day. The urgency for agri- and horticultural production systems to change is at an all-time high, but for the first time in decades, current technological innovations may allow the systems to take a leap in their performance output. New technologies such as blockchain but also data-driven processes, promise speed and efficiency and have a major impact on the sector and the distribution of power and knowledge between players in the agricultural ecosystem. Investment companies and large technology companies such as Microsoft see the growing business potential in agri- and horticulture.

Extracts of the programme

Transform and prosper or be disrupted
Deborah Nas, Professor Innovation TU Delft
Seven technologies that will transform the agricultural and horticultural industry
Farms are becoming tech companies
Where do you see business opportunities?


Look beyond the Field
Claudia Rössler, Director Industry Solutions for Chemical and Agriculture Microsoft Corporation
Feeding the world with precision agriculture
The reason why to invest in agriculture
Unlock the full potential of the industry

Take the guesswork out growing by using big data
Ros Harvey, Founder and Managing Director, The Yield
The Yield story
How technology and data science contribute to the governance of the planet
Five AgTech predictions for 2025

Create impact on your business focusing on people, planet and profit
Joris Lohman, Co-founder Foodhub
Understanding the changing world of food and agriculture
Stimulating the transition to a fair, healthy, tasty and sustainable food system
Speed up the transition to a ‘good, clean and fair’ food system

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