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9 September 2021

Hipster or Tech-savvy? Pick Your Fighter: Low-tech VS High-tech Food System

Sustainable food systems often choose to pick one of these directions: either high-tech or low-tech practices. When compared, which is the best strategy? “Going back” to traditional practices or “moving forward” with technological solutions and the so-called “smart farming”? We believe both strategies present advantages and disadvantages. This independent food systems dialogue aimed to critically unpack them in an interactive and engaging way.


  • Moh Suthasiny, co-founder of Happy Grocers
  • Melissa Alamo, PAMANAKA
  • Wasamon Nutakul (Mon), Researcher at King’s Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi
  • Rohan Brammall, co-founder of Farm2


  • Pavini Sethi, Chipko Asia
  • Sofia Cavalleri, SEI Asia/Chulalongkorn University

Read the main takeaways from the dialogue.