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    Discovering fundable food, agrotech, and agriculture innovators globally.

  • Our speakers address the biggest challenges facing 21st-century and discuss how advances in innovation and technology will offer greater integration and collaboration.

    If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to happen

    Smart farms

    A farmer must constantly juggle a set of variables, such as the weather, his soil’s moisture levels and nutrient content, competition to his crops from weeds, threats to their health from pests and diseases, and the costs of taking action to deal with these things. If he does the algebra correctly, or if it is done on his behalf, he will optimise his yield and maximise his profit.

    Bugs in the system

    MICROBES, though they have a bad press as agents of disease, also play a beneficial role in agriculture. For example, they fix nitrogen from the air into soluble nitrates that act as natural fertiliser. Understanding and exploiting such organisms for farming is a rapidly developing part of agricultural biotechnology.

    Crops of the future: Tinker and tailor

    Farms need better products. Genomic understanding will provide them

    Fish farming: Catch of the day

    People have raised freshwater fish in ponds since time immemorial, but farming species such as salmon that live mainly in saltwater dates back only a few decades, as does the parallel transformation of freshwater aquaculture to operate on an industrial scale.

  • Our Conference Advisory Board

    Our Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts in disruptive technologies in the industry. They work with us to create relevant conference session content to give our participants the information and ideas they need to succeed.