CFA Annual Meeting 2021 – Thursday 29 April

Agriculture Fit for our Future – Solutions in Action

Online Event


Wednesday, 28 April 2021 (Members Only), 12:00 – 17:00 BST

Thursday, 29 April 2021 (Open Day), 12:00 – 17:00 BST

One year into the “decade of action”, we invite you to the Cool Farm Alliance Annual Meeting 2021 – a two days event of learning and sharing that focus on individual and collective actions that drive sustainable transformation in value chains. Along with members of the Cool Farm Alliance, share and connect pathways towards a more sustainable, profitable and resilient future.

The program will showcase examples of carbon mitigation solutions at varying scales from around the world. Hear from:

  • Two of the world’s leading experts on soil carbon, Nobel Prize winners and convening lead authors of IPCC guidelines, Pete Smith and Keith Paustian, as they discuss global carbon sequestration potential
  • Kellogg and Mars on their extensive soil efforts in Australia
  • Coop Coffee, Nespresso and Solidaridad on the connection between carbon quantification and livelihoods
  • AM Fresh on how they have used the Cool Farm Tool to support biodiversity efforts
  • And much more.
Timezone: British Summer Time

Click on a speaker to go to the biography (coming soon). Click on the session titles to go to the session description.

12:00 – 12:15
Andre Eitner
Vice-Chair Executive Committee, Cool Farm Alliance
Sustainable Agriculture Manager, PepsiCo
Richard Profit
General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance
OPENING: Vision and Purpose of the Cool Farm Alliance
12:15 – 13:00
45 min
Jonathan Medway
Senior Research Fellow – Spatial Agriculture, Charles Sturt University

Dr. Cassandra Schefe
Founder, AgriSci
Chris Stevens
Director Global Agribusiness, Kellogg AustraliaModerator:
Elizabeth Reaves
Senior Program Director, Sustainable Food Lab
SCALE: The Cool Soil Initiative – A $2M Wheat Powered Initiative to Tackle Climate
13:00 – 13:45
45 min
Joel Brounen
Country Manager, Colombia, Solidaridad
Monika Firl
Director of Sustainability, CoopCoffees
Manu Jindal
Climate and Inclusive Program Manager, Nespresso
Stephanie Daniels
Senior Program Manager, Ag & Development, Sustainable Food Lab
PEOPLE: Climate Resilience on Small Farms: Exploring the Link Between Carbon Quantification and Livelihoods
13:45 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 14:30
30 min
Rafael Aparicio
Sustainability Manager, AM FRESH Group

Dr. Lynn Dicks
Lead Scientist Biodiversity Metric, Cool Farm Alliance
Lecturer in Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Naomi Pendleton
Sustainability Director, AM FRESH Group
Rich Heathcote
Chair Science Committee, Cool Farm Alliance
BIODIVERSITY: The Expansion of the Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity Module into New Territories
14:30 – 14:45
15 min
Xavier Bengoa
Senior Consultant, Quantis
Paula Sanginés de Cárcer
Forest Engineer and Sustainability Consultant, Quantis
GeoFootprint: A Cutting-Edge Technology for Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Built with Cool Farm Alliance Members
14:45 – 15:00
15 min
Alexi Ernstoff
PhD, Global Science Lead, Quantis
Paula Sanginés de Cárcer
Forest Engineer and Sustainability Consultant, Quantis
Perennials: Exploring GHG Removals and Sequestration Potential in Perennial Cropping Systems
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:00
45 min
Prof. Keith Paustian
Distinguished Professor Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University
Prof. Pete Smith
Professor of Soils & Global Change, University of Aberdeen
Simon Miller
Advisor, Cool Farm Alliance
Managing Partner, 3Keel
SOIL: Carbon Sequestration as a Mitigation Strategy—What Do We Know?

Panel followed by Q&A Session

16:00 – 16:30
30 min
Simon Haldrup
CEO, Commoditrader
Matt Schmitt
Commercial Carbon, Senior Director, Cargill
Andrew Voysey
Head of Strategy and Business Development, Soil Capital
Daniella Malin
Deputy General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance
Monetising Carbon and GHG Reductions to Drive Scale
16:30 – 16:45
15 min
James Novakowski
Technical Product Manager, Cool Farm Alliance
Marc Shapiro
Technical Product Manager, Cool Farm Alliance
Cool Farm Tool API
Live Demo
16:45 – 17:00
15 min
Richard Profit
General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance
Agriculture Fit for Our Future:
How to Drive Sustainable Solutions as a Global Community