27- 28
Cracking the Nut 2017: Reinforcing Food Systems to Meet Urban Demand

Monday, March 27, 2017 to Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Cracking the Nut conference will take place in March 27-28, 2017 at the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok, Thailand. This conference will focus on cracking the tough nuts associated with reinforcing food systems to meet urban demand. Cracking the Nut 2017 will provide a demand-driven, collaborative learning space where participants share experiences and best practice information  on programs, methodologies, strategies and tools; network to build partnerships; and gain new technical capacities to build the fields of sustainable energy, agriculture, food processing and distribution, and access to finance. This two-day event will bring together approximately 300 of the world’s leading industry thought leaders from private sector companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, and development practitioners to discuss  “tough nuts” related reinforcing food systems and urban demand. 

The conference will showcase competitively selected best practices through three focused themes:

  • Scaling technology and innovation for agriculture;
  • Improving sustainability and food security of urban markets;
  • Facilitating links from rural to urban parts of a supply chain.