Category: Agriculture

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Conflict Worsens Global Food Insecurity

“Conflict breeds hunger,” writes Marie Haga, Associate Vice-President of External Relations and Governance at the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development. “It can displace farmers and destroy agricultural assets and food stocks.

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One of America’s favorite patriotic tunes celebrates “spacious skies and amber waves of grain.” This pastoral view of America rarely conjures up thoughts about technology and artificial intelligence (AI). In the future,

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Food Resilience and Climate Change

When it comes to ending hunger and feeding the world, a burgeoning population and climate change could prove to be a toxic mix. Prior to the pandemic, Shenggen Fan (@ShenggenFan), while serving

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Technology Can Help Feed the World, Part 2

Most people have heard the term “Industry 4.0” used to describe the emerging fourth industrial revolution. Some experts are now referring to the technological revolution unfolding in agriculture as “Farming 4.0.” Lenore

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The GMO War of Words

The late controversial scientist and Nobel laureate Linus Pauling once stated, “Science is the search for truth — it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to

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