One of the things we see being in focus for leadership in the 21st century is interdisciplinarity and the power of bringing diverse disciplines together to create breakthrough solutions.
This year’s Summit took place in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The week of activities includes skill-building sessions, workshops, talks from larger agriculture companies, local arts activities, and pitches for funding from start-ups in the agriculture space. With attendees from over 20 countries, a key factor in diversity and multispectral thinking is presenting a cross between the agriculture industry and the humanities. The belief is that food production should be woven into a culture in the same way as food consumption.
The Summit and Thought for Food are known for leveraging a younger audience, specifically students and those in the start-up space, with an entrepreneurial spirit. They see these individuals as the next set of leaders who can reshape how we handle food production.