June 25 2020
11 am EST/ 8 am PST / 4 pm BST / 8.30 pm IST

Agriculture sits at the nexus of some of the world’s most pressing challenges: climate change, food security and nutrition, water and soil quality, biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods. It is clear that business as usual is no longer an option.

Regenerative agriculture practices have the potential to create more resilient supply chains, restore soil health and enable farmers and businesses to thrive. And while progress towards regenerative agriculture in the United States has accelerated over the last five years, there are significant barriers holding us back. What are they? How can we overcome them? 

Join this webinar to understand your organization’s role in scaling regenerative agriculture in the United States. With funding from the Walmart Foundation, Forum for the Future led a collaborative process with stakeholders from across the American agriculture system to identify the key opportunities to scale regenerative agriculture in the US. In this Forum-hosted webinar, we’ll explore the barriers to scale along with a seven-point-plan to help overcome them and drive transformational change, and specific recommendations for how different actors can enable this transition, bringing in an Indian expertise and perspective.

This webinar is relevant for anyone connected to significant agriculture supply chains with a specific  focus on food and apparel industries. Attendees can benefit from the collective insights from manufacturers, investors and NGOs, to farmers, agricultural consultants and philanthropic funders, captured in the ‘Growing our Food’ report published in May 2020. The report captures a wide range of perspectives and approaches to regenerative agriculture from stakeholders who might not usually work together and included voices that are otherwise rarely heard. 

Speakers and panellists:

  • Host: Lesley Mitchell, Associate Director - Sustainable Nutrition, Forum for the Future

  • Co-host:Mary McCarthy, Principal Strategist, Forum for the Future

  • Martin Lemos - Co-Executive Director of the United States National Young Farmers Coalition - a grassroots advocacy organization representing the next generation of farmers and ranchers in the U.S.

  • Helen Crowley - Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation at Kering. Dr Crowley is a Research Fellow and Senior Advisor on Resilient Supply Chains for Conservation International and an advisor to the World Economic Forum.

  • Vijay Kumar –Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Agriculture & Cooperation in India. His expertise focuses on  Zero Budget Natural Farming, aiming to enhance both short term and long term farmer’s welfare, particularly small and marginal farmers, through climate change resilient, low cost ‘zero budget’ natural farming.

Booking for this event has now closed.