Sabin participates in Asian agricultural summit

Better South board member Warwick Sabin discusses innovation during a conference this week in Thailand.

Better South board member Warwick Sabin discusses innovation during a conference this week in Thailand.

Center for a Better South board member Warwick Sabin, who is executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, took part in the Asia Regional Agricultural Innovation Summit 2016 on May 25-26 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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“My role was to discuss how we are doing similar things in Arkansas and how those models could be replicated here,” Sabin told the Center from Asia today.

The summit, organized by the Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers Activity and Arkansas’ Winrock International, brought together social entrepreneurs, researchers, experts, farmers, fishers and more to kick off a five-year project to promote innovative agricultural technologies throughout Asia.

“This event represents the best of Winrock — working together across disciplines, geographies and sectors to advance technology solutions for smallholder farmers in Asia,” said Christopher “Kiff” Gallagher Jr., Winrock’s vice president of business development and external affairs, in this post.

The Arkansas Innovation Hub offers three ways to help people in The Natural State to learn and build — through its makerspace, design studios and co-working space.

Sabin also is a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives.