Global Future Farming Summit | 5 november 2019

Get inspired and unlock business potential

This summit is about tackling future challenges, experiencing tomorrow's techonologies and connecting with industry leaders in the food & ag chain

All content and speakers have been researched and vetted by the team of Misset International and Wageningen University and research, ensuring an independent and unbiased agenda without commercial pressure.

09.15 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome by Donatello Piras, Host

Donatello Piras is a much sought-after moderator, presenter, discussion leader and debate facilitator with many years of experience at home and abroad. 

10.15 - 10.45 Keynote: Beyond Biology - the upgraded food industry by Peter Joosten, Biohacker and human guinea pig

Science and technology does not only impact our society, but also our own bodies and lifestyle. We are going to witness a radical change in how we live, eat and behave. Some ideas seem like science fiction, but are already on the verge of reality. Think about sensor technology, genetic modifcation, artificial intelligence and nano technology. Biohacker and human guinea pig Peter Joosten takes you on a journey to the future of food.

Brief summary

  • Science and technology does not only impact our society, but also our own bodies and lifestyle
  • We are going to witness a radical change in how we live, eat and behave
  • Some ideas seem like science fiction, We are on the verge of reality. Think about sensor technology, genetic modifcation, artificial intelligence and nano technology
10.45 - 11.15 Keynote: Technology will make the planet a better place by Marcel Zevenbergen, Program Manager gas & liquid sensor solutions IMEC / Holst Centre
The OnePlanet Research Center builds on a multidisciplinary collaboration agreement between the imec R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, Radboud University, Radboudumc, Wageningen University & Research. At the crossroads of the food, health, agriculture, environmental and high-tech industries, we work with a range of industrial partners to realize high-tech solutions with industrial potential. Our aim: to improve people’s quality of life as well as our environment, all while providing the Dutch region of Gelderland with a competitive advantage.

Brief summary

  • Feeding the world with precision agriculture
  • The reason why to invest in AgTech
  • Unlock the full potential of the industry
11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 - 12.00 Finding answers together by Ernst van de Ende, Managing Director Plant Sciences Group at Wageningen University & Research

“Finding answers together”. With the title of the new strategic plan, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) calls on new and existing, national and international partners for more collaboration. Expansion and intensification of such collaboration is necessary to find solutions to critical global challenges.

Brief summary

  • Research results only have an effect when applied in society
  • Expertise and talent come together at the Wageningen Campus
  • WUR can help you grow your business impact
12.00 - 12.30 Future in the spotlight by Gerhard de Ruiter, Isabella Righini & Sjaak Wolfert, Wageningen University & Research
  • Our Future proteins. Gerhard de Ruiter, Business Unit Manager Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
    • 4 technology routes to increased protein availability
    • 4 production system redesigns
  • Autonomous greenhouse challenge, Isabella Righini, Researcher Greenhouse Technology, Wageningen Plant Research
    • Greenhouse production of the future, from digital information to autonomous control
  • The Internet of Things 2020 project, Smart AgriHubs. Sjaak Wolfert, Senior Scientist, Wageningen Economic Research
    • IoT will be a real game changer in agriculture, what are the organizational and technological challenges. Best practices

Brief summary

  • Overview of the latest and most promising projects within Wageningen University & Research
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 Farmers panel

Two farmers share the challenges and rewards of producing food using technology and by working closely together with universities and organizations around the world. 

  • Jan Roelof Jalvingh – Hookwood Dairy
  • Pierre-Henri Hamon – Hamon Entreprise
14.30 - 15.00 Connecting you to your tractor and your tractor to the world by Priscilla Asonibare, Hello Tractor

The company “Hello Tractor” has designed an innovative, low-cost “Smart Tractor” specifically for small farmers unique needs. Equipped with various attachments, owners can tailor its use for a variety of crops and stages of the production cycle, allowing them to serve their customers throughout the year. The “Smart Tractors” come equipped with data analytics capabilities that allows Hello Tractor to track “Smart Tractor” usage and gather data on location, market trends, and uptake. 

Brief summary

  • The Hello Tractor Story
  • How technology and data science contribute to improve efficiencies, profitability and transparency in the tractor contracting market
  • Smallholder farmers are the key to ensure global food security and elevating entrenched poverty
15.00 - 15.30 Matchmaking break
15.30 - 16.00 Robots are the Farmers of the Future by Erik Pekkeriet, Senior Business Development Manager Agro Food Robotics at Wageningen University & Research

Brief summary

  • Future farms will entirely run by robots
  • Machine learning and AI to detect pests and diseases
  • Future: non-GMO and pesticide-free products as cheap as traditional agriculture
16.00 - 16.30 What about livestock? by Roxie Muller, Innovation manager at Nedap Livestock Management

Nedap makes augmented reality available in the barn for the first time. Based on an app, the user is provided with herd information directly in the barn. The new technology combines the real world of farmers with digital information such that their position and line of sight are detected and integrated in animal-related data on fertility, health or the location of certain animals in the camera image.

Brief summary

  • Efficient livestock through Ag technology
  • Bringing the spirit and values of Silicon Valley to the farmer’s field
  • Opportunities on using a digital platform for livestock farmers
16.30 - 17.00 Automation, navigation and vision for the future by Prof. Ole Green, CEO and founder of AGROINTELLI

AGROINTELLI is a “development house” for machinery manufacturers, who want to be among the leading technological innovators. By offering customizable cutting-edge products, which can be integrated in your product portfolio, your new product development risk and effort are reduced.

Brief summary

  • Soil compaction, erosion and leaching are significant threats to the modern arable farming
  • Site specific farm management with a focus on sustainable soil practise
  • How sensors and automation technologies can supplement the modern farmer
17.00 - 18.00 Drinks and bites