Innovating for Food & Agriculture: Resilience in the Age of Climate Change


Resilience through sustainability is needed more than ever. As the line between business and social and environmental issues is disappearing, the private sector is learning how it can be a productive partner in promoting solutions to issues such a social and environmental justice, food insecurity, climate change, supply chain transparency, overconsumption, and more. They are coming to the realization that addressing these issues through core business strategies is not only good for society but also good for business. Attend one or all of the panels to hear from those leading efforts to create a more resilient world.

As climate change accelerates and disasters like the pandemic, drought, and hurricanes become more prevalent, global agricultural and food systems must adapt to survive, working towards resiliency and sustainability. This panel will focus on Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) a relatively new, high-tech sector of agriculture with a bright future and its role in the evolution of agriculture.

A distinguished panel representing multiple aspects of the CEA ecosystem, including greenhouse production, vertical farming, urban agriculture, CEA consulting, and controlled environment fruit production, will explore how their technology helps create a more robust and resilient food system. Student host: Cornell Sustainability Consulting club.

Time: 8:00 PM EDT

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021