Farming, technology, and research experts will examine the role of data and data interoperability to improve farm profitability and reduce the impact of agriculture on global warming and the planet's health.
While agriculture contributes negatively to GHG emission, it also presents the potential to sequester carbon, manage water and other process inputs and help remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Making climate-smart decisions competitive along the ag supply chain requires access to data that define and quantify their financial benefits to the farmer and mechanisms for better consumer price signals.
The farm community closely holds information about farming practices for privacy, competitiveness, and operations management. However, third parties have developed effective mechanisms and collaboration platforms for data sharing in the ag industry.
Panelists will examine integrating these platforms and ground-truthing the analyses and models, getting agreement among farmers on the privacy and use of the data, and offering more comprehensive farmer services and climate benefits. ASU LightWorks sponsors the session.