Head Food Security Agenda, Syngenta
Kavita Prakash-Mani is on secondment from Syngenta to the World Economic Forum as help design and deliver Grow Asia, a new public-private partnership in South-East Asia focused on sustainable agriculture development. As Special Advisor, Grow Asia, she will be working with governments, companies, farmers, NGOs and other stakeholders to co-create initiatives on the ground focused on smallholder farmers and environmental sustainability.
While at Syngenta, Kavita developed the company's food security agenda and new innovative business models focused on smallholder farmers and environmental sustainability. She also collaborated with Syngenta Ventures to establish an approach for investing in companies working with smallholders, and played a key role in the development of Syngenta's Good Growth Plan.
Previously, she worked at SustainAbility in the UK and the World Resources Institute in the US. She is a member of WEF's Global Agenda Council on Food Security and Nutrition.