FP Virtual Dialogue: AgTech – Global Deployment for Sustainable Development

How can AgTech strengthen food security and enable growing societies to do more with less?

Intensifying concerns about climate change and an ongoing struggle to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals have catalyzed unparalleled growth and innovation in agriculture technology (AgTech). With crop yields diminishing around the world and pressure on already scarce resources heightening, innovators are keenly focused on how to sustainably produce more with less. 

From vertical farms to high-tech monitoring systems and circular systems that combat food waste, these technologies are already revolutionizing the sector and will be vital to food security in cities and rural areas around the world. As unveiled during COP26, the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate initiative aims to turbo-charge these efforts by encouraging international collaboration among like-minded innovators and providing funding to the start-ups that could shape the future of food.

Foreign Policy, in partnership with the UAE Embassy in Washington, held a virtual discussion with innovators, policymakers, and thought leaders which explored the cutting edge of AgTech, and the ways coordinated global action can help secure global food systems.

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Fatema AlMulla

Director of Partnerships and Special Projects, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
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Dr. Jewel Bronaugh

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, USDA
Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh was appointed the 16th Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 2018 by Governor Ralph Northam. She previously serve...
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Jewel Bronaugh

H. Burak Karapinar

Founder and Managing Director, QS Monitor
Founder and Managing Director of QS Monitor. Dedicated to building the leading team of experts in Food and Consumer Products Testing, Inspection and Consulting to keep QSM at th...

Danielle Nierenberg

President, Food Tank
Danielle Nierenberg is a world-renowned researcher, speaker, and advocate on all issues relating to our food system and agriculture. In 2013, Dani...
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Mark Tester

Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Red Sea Farms
Mark Tester co-founded Red Sea Farms and as Chief Scientist enjoys developing salt water-based agricultural systems which are improving sustainability of food production. Mark i...

Reena Ninan

Reena is a television journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent, foreign reporter, and news anchor for ABC, CBS, and Fox News. She has reported around the world ...

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