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Thought for Food (TFF) Academy

  • Rio de Janeiro Brazil (map)

Sharpen your tech skills, gain leadership experience, work on real “capstone” projects and so much more!

This July, we invite you to take part in the TFF Academy, an immersive, educational experience for next-generation changemakers from around the world.

At our 2018 TFF Academy, we will bring together a diverse group of entrepreneurs, academics and industry leaders to create a learning experience to the extreme. You’ll dive into #whatsnext in food and agriculture, sharpen your leadership skills and business acumen, understand the latest technologies and business models shaping the future, and polish your pitch techniques.

Together with industry leaders and design thinking experts, you’ll also have the chance work on a real “capstone” project that solves a major problem facing our food system – all while having the time of your life.


Each day, you’ll take part in inspirational plenary keynotes, explorative specialization tracks, practical skill-building master classes, and real consulting projects.

Check this page daily for the most recent reveals about our TFF teachers, speakers and program or head over to their blog for more detailed stories.

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Bridging the gap between Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture: A conversation with Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder and Managing Director of Agritecture

Henry Gordon-Smith will be teaching the Specialization Track ‘Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture’ together with Maeva Dang, on July 23 at the TFF Academy.

Henry is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies, and a Co-Founder of the Association for Vertical Farming. Three years ago, he launched his company Agritecture Consulting, a boutique global urban agriculture advising firm where he helps entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design.