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From small seeds: growing skills for sustainable agriculture


24 August 2019 at 11:00 in Room 4

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A growing global population implies a heightened food demand, which in turn creates more competition for natural resources. The result is a highly stressed ecosystem and increased poverty in rural areas. How can we uncover new processes and approaches to dealing with these issues? This session will examine the role of skills and vocational education in responding to the challenges posed by sustainable growth in agriculture. The discussion will include insights on the development and use of innovative technologies to achieve these goals, opening new possibilities to increase productivity, respectful of natural resources, and improving the livelihoods of rural communities.


Mwila Kangwa

CEO, AgriPredict

John Halligan

Minister of State for Training and Skills, Republic of Ireland

Oleg Stepanov

DG and Co-Founder, LavkaLavka