Ms. Herbol was sworn in as USAID Mission Director for Jamaica on November 4, 2011. She has received numerous awards from USAID, most recently a Superior Act Award for her service with USAID/Pakistan. Read More
Harvest the Future is an annual gathering designed as a platform for sharing the latest advancements and initiatives in small scale climate-smart agriculture. Each year a diverse group of experts and distinguished thinkers will explore the challenges and opportunities climate-smart agriculture offers to enhance human well-being while protecting the environment. This inaugural symposium ...
The field of aquaponics has grown significantly in recent years because of its unique ability to increase food security with the production of produce as well as dietary protein. While researchers continue to push...
Climate change is a global reality that must be addressed quickly using techniques that provide transformational change. As we all wrestle with the implications and realities that climate change...
Livelihoods and Sustainability
Improving the daily lives of people in the developing world means confronting and solving the problem of food insecurity. This complex issue involves much more than a lack of available food. While it can be...
Schedule and Speakers
Join us for this unique collaborative opportunity to share important knowledge and expertise across academic disciplines and geographic boundaries. Harvest the Future is an opportunity to network and to be involved in projects that offers substantive benefits for people and the planet during a time of unprecedented environmental change.
2015 Keynote Speakers
Hon. Luther Buchanan, MP
Hon. Luther Buchanan has always had a love for people and service. He started his professional career as a teacher at the Maggoty and Godfrey Stewart High Schools, respectively. Read More
Hon. Ian Hayles
Ian Hayles, Minister of State in Jamaica’s Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, is a second-term Member of Parliament for the constituency of Western Hanover. Read More
Hon. Fresner Dorcin
Haiti’s Minister of Agriculture, Fresner Dorcin, has extensive experience in the agriculture sector, working in both NGO and public entities. Read More
Ms. Turner-Jones is the Country Representative in Jamaica for the Inter-American Development Bank. She holds a master’s degree in economics from University of East Anglia, UK. Read More
Dr. Arun Kashyap
Dr. Kashyap was appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, and Cayman Islands in 2011. Read More
Mr. Bullock is Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica and one of the government’s chief policy advisors. He has served in various senior capacities in the public service. Read More
Mr. Somerville is an Urban Agriculture Consultant at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), holds an MA in Development Studies and has led on a number of urban agriculture projects in Gaza and the West Bank since January 2012. Read More
Dr. Leslie Simpson
Dr. Simpson had been a professional agriculturist for more than 40 years, with broad experience in agricultural research, teaching, administration and production at both national (Guyana) and regional (Caribbean) levels. Read More
Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Taylor is the Head of the Department of Physics, University of the West Indies, Mona, where he teaches and supervises graduate students He is also the Director of the Climate Research Group, Mona (CSGM) located in the Department. Read More
Aquaponics: Getting it right in Jamaica
What can produce 10 times more crops in the same amount of space as traditional agriculture, consumes approximately 75 percent less energy than mechanized agriculture and uses 80 to 90 percent less water? Agriculture’s not-so-new but popular relative, aquaponics. The food production system — … Continue Reading
Harvest the Future Symposium Adds Additional Speakers to the Line-up
By Kim Nicol Toward its goal to make the Harvest the Future International Symposium the most innovative forum on small-scale agriculture, INMED has added new speakers and panelists to the schedule. The new speakers include an array of specialists who will shed light on and generate discussion … Continue Reading
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