During the 2016 Agrohack Conference, this panel discusses their various ventures in agriculture and how agriculture is having its “moment”.
Eduardo Cortés is Vice President of Operations of Cortés Hermanos, leading chocolate manufacturer in the Caribbean and represents the fourth family generation at the helm of the company originally established in 1929.
Javier Hiram is the co-founder, producer and lead singer of Vivanativa; also he was the supervisor of GB nurseries, Jardincentro, Hacienda Horizonte and Palma Roja where he works now in designing, building and garden maintenance. Javier is Specialized in organic and inorganic soil and planting in greenhouses. Consultant in fertilization, pest control in fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants.
Jorge Ramírez is an Agronomist and Agro-Entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the public and private food industry sector. He is Project Manager for Walmart & Sam’s Club Agroempresarios Program, aimed to develop, mentor and prepare local farmers to consistently supply products to Walmart & Sam’s Club and substitute imports with local produce.
Tara Rodríguez Besosa has been working in photography, architecture, design, retail, art, construction and food; excelling in interdisciplinary projects focused on supporting “lo local”. In 2010, she created “El Departamento de la comida”, which is dedicated to connecting the different elements of our chain of local foods, from production to consumption, using the exchange of information, social networks and even more importantly, the food and to strengthen a vital agro-ecological movement.
Perla Sofía Curbelo is the founder of Agrochic.com a website in Spanish for all things garden. She’s been involved with agriculture for over 20 years, as a journalist, content producer and educator.
AGROHACK is a premier agriculture innovation summit whose purpose is to propel agriculture as a sustainable source of growth and economic development.