Future Food Asia: Covid-19 sparked dramatic shifts in agriculture in China and India

XinYi Lim, Executive Director of Sustainability and Agricultural Impact at Pinduoduo, Mark Kahn, Managing Partner at Omnivore, and Beverley Postma, CEO of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil © Future Food Asia

Key Chinese players from e-commerce giant Pinduoduo and and agritech VC Omnivore share their insights at last week’s agrifood conference by ID Capital

How Covid-19 has impacted the agritech sector was a key topic during the Future Food Asia (FFA) 2020 online conference by ID Capital last week. China’s second-largest e-commerce marketplace by number of active users, Pinduoduo, moved swiftly during the pandemic to turn challenges into opportunities, ramping up farmers’ sales of fresh produce directly to consumers. Pinduoduo, which is also used by thousands of other small sellers like wet market butchers and fishmongers, now aims to become the world’s largest platform for agri produce. Meanwhile in India, pioneer agritech investor Omnivore...
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