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Shaping Inclusive and Sustainable Innovation in Global Agricultural Systems

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National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC)

York

YO41 1LZ

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The challenges to ensure food and nutrition security for all in today’s world are complex and intertwined with a broad range of political, financial, environmental, technological and social issues. To address these challenges will require radical policy changes, so as to support innovations that do not have negative externalities somewhere else on the planet.

This event will provide critical perspectives on whether advanced science and technology can tackle these challenges or whether we need simpler low cost technologies and alternative business models that redefine our consumption patterns. We will bring together leading thinkers from academia, non governmental agencies, government, industry and funders to examine the varied and complex challenges and opportunities presented by the contemporary world.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

9:30 - Arrival, Registration and Tea

10:00 - Opening

10:15 - Session 1: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

10.15 Minni Jain (Director of Operations, Flow Partnership), Can small scale, community-based water and landscape management practices have a positive impact on global food security?

10.45 Dr. Andrew Griffiths (Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestle), Regenerative Farming: Creating business value from healthy landscapes.

11:15 Prof. Bhavani Shankar (SOAS and Institute for Sustainable Food (Uni of Sheffield)), Technological and Market Innovations for Healthy and Sustainable Diets: Insights from Research in Low and Middle Income Countries.

11:45 - Tea

12: 00 - Session 2: TECHNOLOGICAL DILEMMAS

12.00 Julian Little (Head of Communications and Government Affairs, Bayer), Where does Agricultural Biotechnology fit in the drive for Sustainability? Where Science meets Politics.

12.30 Prof. Karl Behrendt (Harper Adams University), How can digital transformations balance profitability, productivity and sustainability

13:00 - Lunch

13:45 - Short Panel Discussion - Sustainable Livelihoods and Climate Smart Agriculture

14.15 - Session 3: INCLUSIVE SYSTEMS

14.15 Sreedevi Devireddy (CEO, SRiX Agritech incubator, India), Catapulting Inclusive Innovation in India.

14.45 Leslie Berger (Senior Sustainability Consultant, ADAS), Sourcing for good in developing countries: Managing supply chain risks and building capacity in the agricultural sector.

15:15 - Tea

15.30 - Session 4: FUTURE OF FARMING

15.30 – Sachin Shende (CEO, KisanHub), Enterprise software platform to manage complex agri-food supply chains.

16.00 – Oliver McEntyre (National Agricultural Strategy Director, Barclays), Funding Future Farming.

16.30 - 16.40 - Close


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