Future Harvest: Who Will Grow Tomorrow’s Food?
This event is part of the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings program of seminars. Moderated by international journalist Femi Oke, the event will give voice to people who are bucking the ageing farmer trend and bringing their commitment, business skills and new ideas to agriculture. Four speakers – in their 20s, 30s, and 40s - will share their challenges and breakthroughs: Katrina Sasse, a wheat grower in Western Australia, will explain how she is trying to help young women stay on family farms; Brian Ndyaguma will talk about how he supplies a small café in Kampala, Uganda with fresh greens; Shelly-Ann Dinnall will explain how she took over her mother’s poultry operation and invested in solar panels in Jamaica; and Pedro Diniz, a Brazilian entrepreneur, will tell how he is applying agroecology on a large scale to restore degraded soils and produce higher yields in the state of Sao Paolo, Brazil. The event will be livestreamed and will integrate questions from online viewers.
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