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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum

September 6, 2018

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings,” as said by Masanobu Fukuoka, a wise Japanese farmer and philosopher, who believed in and advocated natural farming and re-vegetation.

In the face of climate change and rising populations, most would consider agriculture a “one-way ticket to poverty.” Yet with new technologies and curious mindsets, professionals from all disciplines are stepping up to the challenge of food security in the 21st century. In Asia and the USA, farmers are increasingly using drones for crop monitoring. Meanwhile, city residents from Bangkok to New York have developed urban gardens. Viewing agriculture as a field with abundant possibilities on and off the farm, these emerging leaders are expressing loud and clear: The future of farming is now.

To bridge gaps in innovation and cultivate the newest generation of agri-champions, the Agricultural Communities International Foundation (AGREA), together with the Forest Foundation Philippines, ASEAN Agriculture Summit, Go Negosyo, Embassy of New Zealand, Landbank, Jollibee Group Foundation and San Miguel Corporation, hosts the first-ever Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum (LEAF): Redefining and Revitalizing Agriculture on September 29 and 30, 2018 in Tagaytay City. A two-day collaborative experience addressing topics across the wider spectrum of agriculture, LEAF will discuss Agripreneurship, or turning farming into a creative, lucrative and environmentally responsible business.

Scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs will share their insights, find mentors and take their pursuits to the next level. LEAF’s ultimate goal will be to build a global community of agricultural innovators across different geographies, disciplines and levels of experience.

To learn more about the event, please visit this website.

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