July 23-27: the 2018 tff summit

Join us in Rio!

This July, we are heading to the upbeat city of Rio de Janeiro for the TFF Summit and first-ever TFF Academy. See you there!

An event unlike any other

Our annual flagship event – the TFF Summit – is a melting pot of big, bold ideas from industry leaders, next-generation innovators, investors and more. 

Our team has been working for the past year to develop an event experience that is beyond the ordinary, that celebrates human ingenuity, that is oozing with optimism and that delivers real impact.

Join us this July at the iconic Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro!

Learn about

the Program

meet our

Speakers and Judges

We fill our TFF Summit stage with the world’s most powerful industry-leaders and influential entrepreneurs who stand at the forefront of disruptive change.

Their thought-provoking keynotes will leave you with a deeper, multi-perspective understanding of the latest food & ag innovations, game-changing ideas and realizable actions for a better, more sustainable future.

  • Cristianne Close

    The Future of Business Calls for Purpose / Panel of Judges

    As Market Specialist at WWF Global Market Practice, she focuses on innovation in new business models for conservation and increase market access for community enterprises at the verge of conservation areas.

  • Lucas Rizzotto

    (Re)connecting Humans Through Technology

    Creative Technologist and Founder Where Thoughts Go, a rewarded VR social platform designed to connect strangers emotionally through magical audio creatures.

  • Mariana Vasconcelos

    Transform Purpose into Action

    CEO of Agrosmart, member of 4Lab's council and expert in digital agriculture. She is considered one of the 100 most influential people in Agrobusiness.

  • Anthony Hehir

    Let's Shift Focus from Yields to Nutrition

    Director of DSM's Nutrition Improvement business, a specialist team that leverages DSM's micronutrient portfolio, nutrition solutions, programs and partnership.

  • Darío González

    Panel of Judges

    CEO of Cultivando Futuro, guiding the research and development process.

  • Teddy Onserio

    Panel of Judges

    Teddy Onserio is an Investment Associate at The Open Society Foundations’ Economic Advancement Program, focused on empowering smallholder farmers in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Victor E. Friedberg

    Panel of Judges

    Founder and Chairman of FoodShot Global, co-founder of S2G Ventures and thought leader in food system innovation, investment and sustainable global development

From idea to business model

Finalist Pitches

The Finalist pitches showcase how cutting-edge technologies and innovative business models can create an inclusive and sustainable food system based on openness and collaboration. Hailing from Australia, Brazil, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the 2018 Finalist teams are as diverse as their solutions. Have we sparked your curiosity?

Sweetpot Yoghurt (Ghana) – Yogurt that is naturally-fortified with vitamin A and dietary fibers from nutritious orange sweet potatoes.
Group Nutricandies (Brazil) – A vegetable-based, highly-nutritious, chocolate-flavored food product that is sourced from smallholder farmers.
AEROPOWDER (UK) – A biodegradable replacement for polystyrene used in food packaging made from the poultry industry’s surplus feathers.
Likabs Food (Ghana) – A franchise-based model that empowers smallholder farmers to safely farm snails, providing an alternative income stream and improving nutritional access.
RiseHarvest (Australia) – A digital extension service that provides site-specific nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia.
IoT Water Control Management (Jordan and Brazil) – A water quality monitoring system specifically developed for refugee camps and areas with limited water access.
Coating+ (Nigeria) – A safe coating for plants and vegetables that extends their shelf life, preserves nutrient quality and enables post-harvest food storage.
Laticin (Brazil) – An artificial intelligence based software for dairy management, designed to optimize the entire value chain through predictive analytics.
Safi Sarvi (Kenya and USA) – A village-level fertilizer production system that delivers local access to high-quality fertilizer.
SunRice (Malaysia and UK) – A passive-solar grain drying service with guaranteed market purchases for the subsequently higher-value grain.
Get to know our

Sponsors & Partners

Feel our vibe! The diversity and mindset of our TFF Community are reflected in the annual TFF Global Summit, making it not only a place where the world’s leading next-generation innovators meet, but also the place where our innovation attitudes come to life.
  • I love the community and the inspiration that comes from this event. It's an opportunity to recharge my optimism every year.

    Olivia DelBono Next Gen Council Member
  • Joining TFF is like having an all-access pass to 21st century game-changing ideas, free backstage entry to speak with standing ovation-worthy speakers, unlimited seats to hands-on training classes, and a family of new friends from different parts of the world!

    Gerald Perry Marin Ambassador
  • The agriculture industry needs more events like the TFF Summit to push our mindsets forward.

    Julie Borlaug Borlaug Center for International Agriculture
  • At several times during the Summit, I had tears in my eyes from the moments of compassion, collaboration, hope and pure goodwill. All the finalist teams became genuine friends with each other, even though at the surface they seemed to be competing.

    Esmee de Jong Next Gen Council Member
23-26 July: The 2018 tff academy

A brand-new experience

We’re excited to introduce our new 4-day immersive learning experience taking place alongside our TFF Summit. Brush up your skills to shine as an entrepreneur and changemaker, and join our global TFF family

27 July: The 2018 TFF Summit

See you soon!

Prepare yourself for a life-changing gathering of the most influential youth and industry leaders and an open space for co-creation and experimentation of new ideas.

Sounds more than exciting? Start practicing your Samba moves and join us in Rio!