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The Spencer Lodge Podcast

May 2, 2022

According to the UN, more than 10 billion people will live on planet earth by 2050. But this poses a serious question: how will we feed everybody?


With the damaging impact of climate change, increased urbanization and ongoing soil erosion, this is a problem that cannot be ignored. Thankfully, AgTech Entrepreneur, Forbes 30 Under 30 nominee and Founder of SMARTKAS, Dr. David Meszaros, might have the answer with AI-powered smart farms. In this episode, I speak with David, who is a true visionary in every sense of the word. We discuss why food security is critical, the differences between smart and traditional farms, and why farms powered by AI and robotics are the future if we want to secure food for life.



  • What is SMARTKAS?
  • The idea behind SMARTKAS
  • Food security
  • Importing fruit & vegetables
  • Water usage of smart farms
  • Impact on traditional farmers
  • Improving land uses
  • Soil erosion
  • How birds damage crops
  • What makes SMARTKAS different
  • Competitors
  • Partners
  • Entrepreneurial lessons
  • Lessons from the pandemic
  • David’s inspiration
  • SMARTKAS’ future


Show Sponsors:

  • Smartkas: Providing food security as a service
  • Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features.
  • Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor



Spencer Lodge


Dr. David Meszaros