SXSW 2022

Food for the Future


In 30 years there will be 9 Billion people on the planet. Current farming practices mean we will meet just 60% of the demand for food.
Precision farming is how we increase supply, it has the potential to revolutionize the landscape by providing smallholder farmers insights on how to increase yield, mitigate against climate change and reduce water use. This is crucial in the Caribbean where farmers are the single largest source of labour. Keeping operators like these in business is vital as they produce 70% of the world’s crops.
Immigrant communities are set to grow in the United States, as they do, so will the market for culturally relevant staples. This panel takes the audience to 2050, discussing the changes Caribbean farmers can make to meet this demand for high quality fresh food.

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Kelly Silvera, Ceo, Fawma

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Tech Industry
  • Track 2 Climate Change
  • Level: Advanced

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