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Date published: January 25, 2021

International series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to survive’

International series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to survive’

UPDATE: The second webinar in our series: 'Plants for life, Plants to survive' put the spotlight on soil health. The inspiring presentations of John Kempf and Jill Clapperton led to a flood of questions and lively discussion on soil health and the future of food production, both for field crops and vegetables grown in protected environments.
Missed it? Download the recording via this link.

On March 2 we continue with a final session on this series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to survive’. In this webinar we will dedicated to resilience.


Following the success of the first webinar in Koppert’s series: ‘Plants for life, Plants to survive’ which discussed how healthy plants feed healthy people, the next webinar, scheduled for 2 February, will focus on soil health. In this inspiring series which kicked off in December last year, keynote speakers shine their light on aspects of plant and human health and discuss their viewpoints with an online audience of young professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, chefs and government officials; in short anyone with a passion for plants.

International webinar speakers
Jill Clapperton is the Principal Scientist, founder and owner of Rhizoterra Inc. and a well-known international lecturer and advocate for practices that promote soil health. She has been focused on the connection between healthy soils, healthy food and healthy people for the last 25 years. ‘When we use a balanced approach to agriculture that includes soil health, the results are great yields of nutrient dense food, clean air and water, more ecosystem services, and health for people and their animals. Not to mention that you have an environmental marketing story that consumers like, and food they want to eat. This may sound a bit altruistic, futuristic, and too good to be true. But there are plenty of farmers in the world with proof.’

John Kempf is a grower, an entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host and teacher. He founded Advancing Eco Agriculture, Crop Health Labs, Ozadia, and the Regenerative Agriculture Academy and is passionate about the potential of well managed agriculture ecosystems to reverse ecological degradation. ‘I firmly believe that regenerative agriculture management systems can regenerate producer profitability and create economic incentives for producers and produce crops that are inherently resistant to possible infections, eliminating the need for pesticides. They produce food that can regenerate public health, with an elevated content of immune compounds that transfer plant immunity to livestock and people, providing food as medicine and can rapidly sequester carbon, build soil organic matter much faster than commonly expected, restore hydrological cycles, cool the climate, and reduce the water requirements of a crop.’

The webinar series is facilitated by experienced webinar organizer Jungle Talks. If you want to join this session on 2 February, please register via this link. Did you miss the kickoff session on December 22? Watch the recording here

More information on this webinar series can be found on