FFA2020 Day 5 Highlights: 
Thank you for joining us on our final day of Future Food Asia! Today we had discussions on some of the most pressing issues and solutions for the Asian agricultural landscape, and unveiled the winners of the Corteva Agriscience Prize for food resilience, and the Future Food Asia Award. 
  • We began with a discussion on unleashing the power of data with AI in agriculture. 
    • “Farmers are willing to trade value for data…as long as you are transparent about [data ownership]” – Dr. Min Wanli North Summit Capital 
  • Corteva Agriscience announced Crowde from Indonesia, also a finalist for this year’s FFA Awards, as the winner for their Food Resilience Award. 
  • The final panel discussion was on digital solutions for smallholder farmers and supply chain resilience – 
    • “If you make assumptions, write them down and validate them; don’t act on them just yet. validate them with farming communities – go there, check the dynamics, culture and trust levels with…actual users you are trying to target.” – Natalia Pshenichnaya, GSMA
  • And to wrap up the day, the FFA jury announced Flurosat from Australia as the winner for this year’s Future Food Asia Award. 
To explain why FluroSat was selected as a winner, Isabelle Decitre, member of this year’s FFA jury, said: 
“[Flurosat] is combining insights from proven academic science and high level of integration and automation of workflows. They’ve spotted the market opportunity and there is a great deal of market intelligence in their positioning. Last but not least, their phenomenal commercial traction speaks volumes on the need for such a solution.” 
We hope you enjoyed FFA2020 as much as we did. The discussion will remain available on the platform for the next two weeks! Have a great weekend ahead.