Our global food system uses significant energy to feed the world, powering everything from essential fertilisers to machinery required for food’s growth and distribution.
Production agriculture has been on an ongoing evolution of optimization towards increased productivity and sustainability. Increasing pressures from climate policy, rising energy prices and inflation have led us to another critical inflection point. While some pressures may alleviate, it’s also now clear that the food system is being dramatically impacted by machines, software and new autonomous tech.
Can this new tech help the food system promote sustainability, while also managing cost pressures? And how can we attract the talent the food system needs to put this tech to work?
Join CityAge and EMILI on October 6 for a look at how digital agriculture can sustainably fuel food’s future.
Driving better digital connectivity throughout rural areas
How to accelerate the implementation of IOT, AI and other technologies building the future food system
How to better integrate and share data throughout food’s value chain
How to get new technologies into the market faster
How to build up food security, while prioritizing sustainability
How tech developers and farmers can work together to retrain workers and build technology that integrates into growers’ workflow
The role of food and beverage manufacturing in ensuring sustainability
Anchor Welcome & Introduction
11:35am Opening Presentation: Warren Bills, Head of Marketing & Commercialization,
Panel 1: How to Fuel the Future's Food System
Soaring energy prices, on top of other input costs, are placing pressure on the agricultural sector globally. As the global population heads for 10 billion and we reduce energy inputs, what tools will be most helpful to build efficiencies?
Presentation by: Sangeeta Lalli, Public Policy Director, TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods
Fireside Chat: Gary Lewis, President, Bio-Agtive Emissions Farming
Presentation by: Kate Skotheim, Ag Stream Manager, Creative Destruction Lab
Panel 2 : How Geospatial + Data Can Grow More Food
The global food system needs to increase yields at the same time as it decreases resources used as inputs. How can the promise of geospatial, precision agriculture, and related data technologies increase how much food our farmers produce?