Venue:

Hall 4, Level 1

Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability

80 Jurong East Street 21

Singapore 609607

 

Fees:

Free for Singaporeans & PRs

Other participants - $25 per participant per seminar


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Mr Nathan Price

Crop and Agronomy Director, Yara Asia


Nathan Price is the director of Digital Agronomy for Yara’s new Smallholder Digital Farming Unit based in Singapore. He has been providing agronomic support and training to farmers and agronomists across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia in the past 8 years, working alongside NGO’s, governments and private business. He is a nutrition specialist in tropical crops, and worked for 15 plus years in Australia as a crop consultant specialising in pest and disease management and sugarcane extension services. He has a passion for improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, and believes digital transformation of the agriculture industry will not only unlock the potential of smallholder farming communities, but enable them to be profitable & sustainable. He has a B. App, Sc. (Agriculture) from the University of Queensland, Australia.


Dr Grant Roberts

Chief Agronomist, Yara Asia


Dr Grant Roberts is the chief agronomist for Yara Asia based in Singapore. In the last 4 years he has been providing technical support and leadership 11 countries within the Asian region and recently has taken on the critical liaison role between Yara’s core fertilizer business and the new Yara digital division. His recent focus is on ensuring that agronomy knowledge can be transferred to farmers through the multichannel approach of trained staff, digital solutions and joint partnerships. Previous roles back in Australia have included senior technical management positions for two national retail distributors and as researcher for the Australian national CSIRO and state departments. He has a B. App, Sc. (Ag), Grad. Dip. Ag. and PhD from the University of Adelaide.


Dr Henry Marvin Böll

Senior Engineer and Project Manager, TÜV SÜD


Marvin Böll is Senior Engineer and Project Manager at TÜV SÜD, for horticulture lighting. Before joining TÜV SÜD he worked in Research and Development, developing new lighting solutions for AZ e-lite Pte Ltd. Marvin Böll has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he studied models to describe human color perception.


Mr Peter Barber

Co-owner and CEO, ComCrop


Peter Barber joined ComCorp in Oct 2017 as Co-Owner & CEO at ComCrop. As an entrepreneur who has been in Singapore for over 25 years, Peter's experience in growing companies will enable ComCrop to continue on the path to becoming a global agriculture company with local presence. Under Peter’s leadership, ComCorp is now building the rooftop farm site with over 35,000sqft of growing space Blk 15 Woodlands Loops rooftop. ComCrop has also started to deliver produce from the rooftop farm in July this year. In partnership with FairPrice, Peter and his team have reduced the carbon footprint when fresh greens is grown, packed and sold at FairPrice Xtra VivoCity directly. The project is called “Zero Mile Greens” that aims to eliminate transport and delivery cycle for local produce. As CEO of ComCorp, Peter will be leading the farming business to the next level along with the founding team and continue to serve our communities with Honestly Good, Sustainably Grown pesticide free vegetables!