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SXSW 2020

Space ->Farm ->Fork: Satellites & Our Food Supply

Imagine a world where farmers are no longer incentivized to grow as much as possible, a misguided practice that leaves much of that production left to rot for lack of a buyer. Technology can help reduce this waste as digitized and other sophisticated crop forecasting will help inform farmers on how much to grow and when. But today, food is the least digitized supply chain. Per the US Dept of Agriculture, 29% of farms lack an internet connection altogether. How can continuous global connectivity help the agriculture industry and how do we achieve it?

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Takeaways

  1. Global connectivity=the future of agriculture
  2. “Space to farm to fork” will feed the world
  3. Affordable low-earth orbit satellites make it possible and affordable

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Rachel Petersen, Co-founder & Partner, Nectar Communications

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Fantastic Future
  • Level: Beginner
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