Interview: Davide Ceper
Get to know the changemakers taking part in the Future Food Systems event through our dedicated interview series.
Independent Forums: What is your favourite food? Davide Ceper: It’s açaí (the Brazilian berry) with strawberry, banana and caju nuts.
Independent Forums: Who or what inspired you the most in 2022 and why?
Davide Ceper: A book I read by Michael Pollan – “How to change your mind”.
Independent Forums: What is your biggest source of motivation?
Davide Ceper: Knowing my work contributes to a better future (and seeing the impact materialize).
Independent Forums: How would you describe a typical day?
Davide Ceper: Unpredictable, a bit chaotic, with some good laughs.
Independent Forums: What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know?
Davide Ceper: I am a music enthusiast and play the piano and the hand drum.
Independent Forums: What’s one thing about your organisation that you wish more people knew?
Davide Ceper: That we are creating an infrastructure that will make data sharing across the ag-food industry way easier.
Independent Forums: Where do you see the biggest opportunity for transformation within the food system?
Davide Ceper: De-commoditizing agricultural production to pay farmers for the way they make food, not just the quality and volume.
Independent Forums: What are you most looking forward to at Future Food Systems 2023? Davide Ceper: Being inspired by other leaders in the industry and finding out what they are working on.
Davide is CEO of Varda - Field Data Exchange. Founded by Yara International, Varda’s mission is to enable the use of field-level data to accelerate the transition towards a nature-positive food system.
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