Jumpstarting the Next Revolution in Food and Agriculture
Hosted by the WBG Agriculture Global Practice, the event will feature a panel of young entrepreneurs who are all working to fix the food and agriculture system while creating the jobs and business opportunities of tomorrow. Speakers include Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank CEO; Jehiel Oliver, founder and CEO of Hello Tractor (shared tractor service by SMS in Nigeria and Kenya); Annie Ryu, founder and CEO of the Jackfruit Company (Indian farmers supplying a meat alternative in US market); Nataliey Bitature, founder and COO of Musana Carts (solar powered food carts providing safe food and improved livelihoods in Kampala, Uganda); Kees Aarts, founder and CEO of Protix (producing sustainable protein from insects, enabling people to get nutrition without depleting the planet), and Yoav Zeif, president of Americas Division at Netafim (climate-smart drip irrigation pioneered in Israel, spreading to other regions).
Follow the event on World Bank Live: http://live.worldbank.org/next-revolution-food-and-agriculture
Follow the event on Twitter with #FoodRevolution