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Reducing Ag Waste Among Themes For October Global Forum

International forum to focus on increasing productivity in agriculture and reducing waste

Published on: Apr 23, 2013

CropWorld Global 2013 this week announced the formation of its Steering & Advisory Committee, bringing together industry professionals focused on reducing waste and increasing productivity in agriculture.

The event will take place Oct. 29-30, 2013 in Amsterdam. Members of the panel will explore ways to feed the world's growing population.

"The forum it provides for the exchange of ideas greatly contributes to all of our efforts in finding solutions to the challenges facing global agriculture and food production," said committee member Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations.

Last month, CropWorld Global announced the launch of its 'planting the seeds of innovation' campaign designed to champion decreased wastage in the supply chain and increased production yields.

Forum to focus on increasing productivity in international agriculture and reducing waste
Forum to focus on increasing productivity in international agriculture and reducing waste

CropWorld Global's Steering & Advisory Committee is now finalizing the event's themes and has identified decreasing the yield gap, increasing supply, developing sustainable crops, reducing water and waste issues, and implementing a responsible supply chain as the areas it wishes to address.

"With the drivers of climate adaptation, increasing population and personal food choice, we increasingly need to value food as a one-world resource," said committee member Dr. Julian Smith.

"For instance, the UK, although a developed country, is increasingly dependent on overseas food sources, notably of developing nations and we must address how we meet this challenge, notwithstanding the imperative to address food insecurity and poverty within developing nations," Smith added.

Other committee members include: Dr David Nicolson, Head of Global R&D and Member of the Executive Committee, Bayer CropScience; Dr Maximilian Safarpour, Director Global Regulatory and Government Affairs, BASF; David McPherson, Head of Chemistry and Field Trials, Charles River; Graham Redman, Partner, The Anderson Centre; Sam Haider, VP of international Sales, Lindsay Irrigation; Dr Ernesto Brovelli, Senior Manager, Sustainable Agriculture Environment and Water Resources, Coca-Cola.

Find more information about the Crop World Global event by following the link.