Feeding the World: Time for a New Green RevolutionTuesday, May 1, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Bill Cordingley, Managing Director and Head of Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory-The Americas, Rabobank International
Richard Kottmeyer, Global Agriculture and Food Production Leader, IBM Global Services
David Morgan, President, Syngenta Seeds, Inc.; Region Director - North America, Syngenta
Iris Yedidia, Group Leader, Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology, Agricultural Research Organization, Israeli Ministry of Agriculture
As the world's population climbs by the billions in the coming decades, so does the imperative of planning for food security. With a limited amount of arable land and looming water shortages, the world still needs to double crop production by 2050. Can we achieve this sustainably? How does climate change affect the equation? Will precision agriculture and crop science develop the solutions and technologies that are needed? Is there a way to answer health and safety concerns regarding genetically modified crops? Will we see greenhouses in the desert, robots in the fields and breakthroughs that can resurrect the soil of depleted land? This panel will look at the intersection of technology and agriculture.