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Welcome to the Food & Agriculture Forum at Innovation Zero, an essential stage for exploring transformative trends and challenges in sustainable agriculture and food production.

As natural capital becomes a focal point both nationally and internationally, this forum gathers specialists and innovators to share insights on the agriculture industry's shift towards regenerative practices and nature-based solutions. Delve into the food industry's evolving supply chain, its strides towards improved circularity, and the latest in biomimicry and alternative proteins. Engage with industry leaders and experts to understand and contribute to the pivotal changes shaping our food systems and agricultural practices.

Join us in shaping a sustainable future through revolutionary approaches in food and agriculture.

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Innovation Zero | 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia London

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2024 Food & Agriculture Forum: Speaker Lineup

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Innovation Zero is excited to introduce a distinguished lineup of speakers for the Food & Agriculture Forum, addressing key sustainability challenges in sustainable food production and agricultural innovation.

Our panel includes leading experts in fields such as sustainable farming, food security, and agro-ecological practices, along with top researchers and visionaries tackling key sustainability challenges in sustainable agriculture. They will provide deep insights into the latest advancements, trends, and challenges in creating sustainable food systems and agricultural practices. Their presentations, combining cutting-edge research with practical applications, are designed to spark dynamic and insightful discussions. Committed to advancing sustainable solutions in food and agriculture, our speakers pave the way for a truly enlightening and informative forum. Look forward to more announcements about additional speakers who will add to the forum’s engaging and progressive environment.

 


 

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Innovation Zero 2024: Food & Agriculture Forum Agenda

Innovation Zero 2024 is set to enhance our understanding and application of sustainable food production and agricultural methods, incorporating innovative approaches, technological advancements, and sustainable sourcing practices.

This year, the forum will explore the latest trends driving environmental sustainability in food and agriculture, with a focus on areas such as natural capital markets, regenerative agriculture, sustainable food systems, and evolving consumer trends. It will underscore the critical role of sustainable farming techniques, food technologies, and consumer choices in global sustainability efforts, highlighting the need for collective action to tackle food security and environmental challenges. Anticipate stimulating discussions on topics like soil health, alternative protein sources, sustainable sourcing, and consumer trends in food choices.

Join us for an inspiring conference that builds on past successes to drive future progress in sustainable food production, agricultural practices, and consumer engagement.

 

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  3. Food & Agriculture Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    Natural capital is now starting to be seen a critical underpin of economic growth, with nature-based solutions recognised as comparable to engineered solutions in terms of its scope for solving the cl ...
  4. Food & Agriculture Forum
    • Supply Chain
    • Innovation
    Healthy soil is the foundation of our food chains, supports biodiversity and plays a crucial role in sequestering carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. However, it is estimated that up to 40% of the wor ...
  5. Food & Agriculture Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Supply Chain
    COP28 has taken a significant step by addressing the issue of food and agriculture as part of the conservation around climate change for the first time in its history. Our aim now is to transform our ...
  6. Food & Agriculture Forum
    • Circularity
    • Innovation
    The food system today is both a miracle and a disaster. How we produce, process, prepare and consume food will, literally, determine the fate of the planet. It’s not enough simply to change how we pro ...
  7. Food & Agriculture Forum
    • Supply Chain
    • Innovation
    By 2050, the world will have to feed 10 billion people, but the current food system is already placing enormous pressure upon on planet. Food production and consumption are major contributors to clima ...
  8. Food & Agriculture Forum
    • Policy
    • Circularity
    • Supply Chain
    Food loss and waste accounts for 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN Environment Programme. As part of its SDG 12 target, the UN is seeking to cut global food waste per perso ...
  9. Food & Agriculture Forum
    • Investment
    • Supply Chain
    • Innovation
    Animal agriculture is a major contributor to climate change, accounting for about 15% of global emissions, with most of them coming from livestock production. With demand for beef projected to rise by ...
  10. Food & Agriculture Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    Our food and agricultural sectors are both major contributors to climate change and vulnerable targets of its impacts on weather variability and extremes. By harnessing the power of climate-smart tech ...

 

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2024 Food & Agriculture Forum Agenda Overview

In 2024, the Food & Agriculture Forum at the Innovation Zero conference will offer a comprehensive series of sessions, each dedicated to pivotal themes in sustainable food production, agricultural practices, and food sustainability.

  • Opening Remarks from the Chair: Introduction to the Food & Agriculture Forum.
  • Policy Announcements by Rt Hon George Eustice MP: Updates on food and agriculture policies from the Former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Understanding and Growing Natural Capital Markets: Discussion on natural capital as a cornerstone of economic growth. Speakers: The Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP, Kate McGavin, Rich Stockdale, Hamish Trench.
  • Opportunities in Soil Health & Sequestration: Exploring the crucial role of soil in biodiversity and carbon sequestration. Speakers: Helen Browning, Caroline Lewis, Claire Mackenzie.
  • Regenerative Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities for the Sector in Climate Adaptation: Addressing the role of food and agriculture in climate change discussions at COP28.
  • Keynote Address: Can Agriculture Save the Planet Before It Destroys It? by Jack Bobo: Examining the impact of our food system on the planet's future.
  • Eating for Net Zero – How Can Diets Be Shifted?: Discussing sustainable diets and meat consumption reduction for achieving net zero. Speakers: Jack Bobo, Linus Pardoe, Anna Taylor.
  • Reducing Food Waste for Net Zero: Tackling the global challenge of food waste in relation to greenhouse gas emissions. Speakers: Saasha Celestial-One, Ellie Harrison.
  • The Future of the Alternative Protein Industry: Exploring the impact of livestock on emissions and the role of alternative proteins.
  • Innovation Showcase: Presentation of innovative solutions in the food and agriculture sector.

These sessions aim to provide in-depth knowledge of the latest progress, significant challenges, and new opportunities in the food and agriculture sectors, including perspectives from food producers. Emphasis will be on sustainable farming, food security, natural capital markets, and innovative food technologies. This forum is designed to stimulate meaningful discussions and insightful exchanges, setting a solid foundation for a transformative and influential 2024 forum.

 

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Innovation Zero | 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia London

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