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    It’s Time to Re-imagine Food and Agriculture in Asia


    Ahead of his keynote speech at the inaugural Food for the Future Summit next week, Sunny Verghese, Olam Co-founder and Group CEO writes for Food Industry Asia on how agri-businesses should face the challenge of increasing output for a growing population against environmental risks and constraints: It’s Time to Re-imagine Food and Agriculture in Asia

    Mr Verghese says: “It is time for agri-businesses to re-imagine the status quo, for business leaders to reframe private sector orthodoxy. And the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a strong starting point.”

    At Olam, loan agreements signed last month worth US$163 million, will help to boost inclusivity and sustainability across value chains, directly benefitting up to 20,000 smallholder farmers in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

    More ways in which companies can re-imagine how to conduct businesses so that everyone – people, planet and shareholders – benefits, will be explored at Food Industry Asia’s Food for the Future Summit, taking place on 26th April at the Grand Hyatt in Singapore.

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