Today, we are delighted to announce the launch of Clima, our new digital publication and accompanying podcast series. Through Clima, we will welcome industry-leading interviewees and share thought pieces on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world, including supply chains, agricultural innovation and indoor growing.
Covering the theme of global sustainable food security, the inaugural edition of Clima features interviews with Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive at the James Hutton Institute and Michael Dean, co-founder of specialist agrifood venture capital platform AgFunder.
Professor Colin Campbell, who leads the world-renowned James Hutton Institute near Dundee, Scotland, explores what he believes are the greatest barriers to achieving a secure, sustainable food supply and the role science and technology have to play in attaining this goal. Continuing the theme, Michael Dean, shares his thoughts on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and explores the future of food supply chains.
David Farquhar, Chief Executive of IGS, commented: â€œAt IGS we are very aware just what a challenging time this is for our customers and partners, with many countries across the globe still considering the right strategies to alleviate COVID-19 restrictions. Clima was born from our desire to bring the industry together and drive collaboration, informed discussion and debate which we hope will help to create a more sustainable and secure food eco-system for the future.
â€œWe are very excited to launch Clima publicly, and to have the opportunity to share the insights of two brilliant interviewees, both of whom are leading their fields. We hope that readers of Clima and those who listen to the podcast get as much out of it as we have in the process of producing this first edition.â€
To subscribe to Clima and to access the first edition, please visit www.igsclima.io. The Clima podcast is also available to listen to via a variety of different channels, including Spotify.
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