The need to produce food for increasingly urbanised populations in ways that pays attention to the requirements for minimising carbon emissions and therefore help to minimise climate change is clear. Carbon emissions in agriculture come from:
- Crop fertilisation using chemical fertilisers
- Materials used to build and maintain farms
- Energy use of the farm buildings and vehicles
- Transport & distribution during and after growing
- Soil based emissions from disturbing soils
- Waste produced as a result of farming processes
So what is the future of agricultural efficiency? To consider this question, I am joined on the podcast by Adam Greenberg, CEO of Seattle-based iUNU, an industrial computer vision company. Together, we explored:
- The range of technologies deployed to increase agriculture productivity and efficiency.
- The plausibility of integrated "seed to table" supply chains.
- The link between automated urban agriculture and future urbanisation and smart city development.
You can listen to the podcast on You Tube by clicking below or on the Anchor podcast platform here.
You can learn more about Adam, his business, and the technologies he works with work at www.iuni.com and contact him at email@example.com.
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