SXSW 2020

How AgTech Will Save The World by 2050


With a predicted population of 9.8 billion by 2050 we’re going to need to figure out how to feed a much larger population, and fast. Technology in agriculture is evolving and includes using advanced monitoring and data analysis to do more with less – to find ways to increase yields without burdening already overtaxed resources such as land and water. As the least digitized industry in the world, technology in agriculture is increasing productivity, efficiency and output of crops while practicing sustainable methods that waste less and take up less of earth's precious resources. This panel will talk about the different forms of technology like robotic tomato harvesters, new seed types science, and soil sensors in agriculture that will solve climate and food security by 2050.

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  1. How agtech will increase efficiency and productivity to feed the world without depleting earth's precious natural resources.
  2. What specific types of technology are encompassed under the agtech umbrella that specifically solve climate change and food insecurity.
  3. How are the leaders in agtech engaging younger generations to ensure a viable labor supply into the future.



Lucy Lu, Sr Analyst, Greater Sacramento Economic Council

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Climate & Social Action
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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