Old methods rethought. Discussion & Roundtable. 11.00 am – 12.50 pm
How can Germany’s agriculture be competitive in the long term? This session aims to answer this question by discussing regenerative agriculture and its minimally invasive methods. Different application examples show how diverse regenerative agriculture can be: Pioneers from Germany and the USA will show how the system can be adapted to the respective farm.
How can new technologies also show the connection between healthy soils, healthy products and healthy people? How can we help farmers to be rewarded for their investments in biodiversity, water storage and carbon storage?
Discussion. 11 am – 12 noon
- Benedikt Bösel, Host. Founder & Managing Director of Schlossgut Alt Madlitz. read more
- Michael Reber. Managing Director at Innovative Landwirtschaft Reber. read more
- Louisa Burwood-Taylor. Agriculture journalist and chief editor of AgFunderNews based in Silicon Valley. read more
- Claudia Päffgen. Head of Marketing at TIMAC AGRO Germany. read more
- Georg Goeres. Head of Europe at Indigo Ag. read more
- Adrian Ferrero. Cofounder & CEO of Biome Makers. read more
Roundtable. 12.10 – 12.50 pm
- Georg Goeres, Head of Europe at Indigo Ag, will host this roundtable.
Further articles and interviews with our speakers:
Interview with Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Agfunder
Agtech-Foodtech expert participates again in Farm & Food
Louisa Burwood-Taylor is an expert on agtech-foodtech issues and has an intimate knowledge of the global startup-scene. We are happy to welcome her next week at Farm & Food 4.0! What does she see as the major challenges for the next decade?
Interview with Claudia Päffgen, TIMAC AGRO
TIMAC AGRO has been working for 60 years to stimulate soil vitality and promote soil fertility.
TIMAC AGRO’s products for plant and animal nutrition contain innovative additives. Claudia Päffgen explains the procedure.
Interview with Dan Harburg, Indigo
Innovator who changes the world
Renewable agriculture – the next agricultural revolution?
Old knowledge and new technology are not mutually exclusive
For this piece, Farm & Food spoke to Benedikt Bösel, who will moderate this session, as well as other farmers and experts. Starting in the 1970s, the farmer Robert Rodale already shaped the term “regenerative organic agriculture” in order to differentiate from merely “sustainable agriculture”. Since then, pioneers such as Gabe Brown, Joel Salatin and Dr. Elaine Ingham have shaped the movement significantly. Today, the principles of regenerative farming in the United States have moved from the agricultural sector into mainstream. Continue reading…
Regenerative Agriculture in Germany
Farmer Michael Reber on the cost-effectiveness of new methods
The colleagues think, a course on soil science for 2000 Euros is nuts. But spending the same amount on additional bells and whistles on the tractor? A rethink is needed here, says Michael Reber.
An overview of the entire program including times, speakers and topics can be found here:Programme 2020