The Role of Genetics in Driving Growth for the Vertical Farming Industry – Presented by VK Kishore, Monsanto

The Role of Genetics in Driving Growth for the Vertical Farming Industry – Presented by VK Kishore, Monsanto, at the Vertical Farming Conference, on Jun 27, 2018, at Brightlands Campus, Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands. The conference is part of a two-day agri-food event with 4 conferences, an expo, a 3D Food Printing Masterclass, plus more activities and workshops.

In the presentation, I will talk about the role of genetics in driving the growth of the Vertical farming industry. I will share the tools and capabilities we have in the company and our breeding approaches that will help accelerate the innovations in genetics that will be specific for the vertical farming industry. I will also emphasize the importance of collaboration to drive innovation in this area.

About VK Kishore
Dr. Kishore has 20 yrs of experience in research and product development in vegetables and row crops across Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle-East and Africa. He has successfully inspired and led teams to innovate and create a sustainable competitive advantage for the business during the times of growth, contraction cycles, business turn around and transformation efforts. He has been with Monsanto for the past 7 yrs and is currently the Solanaceous Breeding Lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is also a Science Fellow at Monsanto.

About Monsanto
We’re more than 20,000 dedicated employees focused on developing solutions to help farmers have better harvests while using resources more efficiently.

We work to help farmers grow crops in a more sustainable way. We think holistically about how food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests – so a balanced plate of meats, grains, fruits and vegetables is within reach of every family.

About Agrifood Innovation Event
The Agri Food Innovation Event is a focused business, technology and research platform, unique in bringing together European and global companies from the entire agrifood supply chain (from farmer to enduser, with customers, producers, retailers and researchers).

The location, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, is in a region in which the agri-food business is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in the world; where food innovation is in the entrepreneurs’ DNA.

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