Panel: Urban Farmers

Oi Futuro Ipanema - September 1st, 18.30hs  |  Free Entry

One of the premises of sustainable development is local production for local consumption. For this, nothing better than to consume food that come to the table without having to make long trips, frozen and packaged. Foods that are produced in the same neighborhood, street, or even apartment where we live. Get to know and discuss the concept of Urban Gardens, through the experience of the founder of Urban Farmers Company.

Renata Souto

The mother Dandara, Theo and Pablo, is an Agronomist, Master in Soil Science and Agro-ecology. She works at the Urban Agriculture Program of AS-PTA and in the Agro-ecology Network of Rio de Janeiro, system of groups and institutions that support the experiences in agro-ecology of Rio. She also works with women farmers giving visibility to the work in the yards, especially the urban backyards, restoring popular knowledge about seeds, the diversity of plant species and agro-ecological management.

Roman Gaus

Founder & CEO of UrbanFarmers, a pioneering Clean-Tech company developing rooftop-farming systems. As a Spin-off company from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Urban Farmers is a technology leader in Aquaponics, saving water, energy, and nutrients to grow fish and plants in closed-loop. Roman is a global opinion leader in the newly emerging urban agriculture movement and has been widely followed in the international media. Prior to UrbanFarmers, Roman's career spans a 10 year corporate career in food & health companies such as P&G, Novartis Consumer Health and Franke Group where Roman worked in various managerial positions in the US and Europe. Roman is a graduate at the University St.Gallen (HSG). Together with his wife and two boys, he lives in Zurich.

Carol Sá

Born in  Andrelândia, Minas Gerais, the kitchen is part of her life story. She studied biology and is currently completing Gastronomy in Unisuam. Carol took many classes on food and worked in restaurants with the fresh-food concept. She owns the Ecobuffet Basmati and is a leader of the Slow Food Movement Rio - Zona Norte, where she coordinates various actions on taste education and the promotion of healthy habits. One of the projects is Disk Xepa, which raises awareness on the issue of food waste.