In 2017, the world's largest tractor company spent $305M to acquire a startup that distinguishes lettuce from pigweed. As a result, US farmers are freeing themselves from Monsanto's Roundup. Is John Deere's machine learning approach the future of ag tech?
How do we feed a growing population in the face of a changing climate and diminishing natural resources, all while protecting our planet? Monsanto thinks it has the answer: machine learning.
The world's largest meat processing company begins experimenting with machine learning in their plants. Developing and implementing these smart machines, capable of performing skilled and dexterous tasks, is pushing the current boundaries of automation.
Leveraging machine learning to improve crop yields, reduce farmer costs, and grow revenue
Farmers Business Network (FBN), a HBS grad-founded startup, is disrupting the agriculture sector by crowd-sourcing farmer data. FBN has managed to apply machine learning techniques to aggregated farmer data to generate actionable insights around input use and crop marketing for farmers.
Bunge is a leading agricultural supplier that must dramatically alter its operational supply chain to reach its zero-deforestation targets.
Olam has created an amazing success story based on state-of-the-art management of agricultural supply chains. What are its key challenges going forward and why is digitalization a crucial strategic imperative for this company and its industry in general?
Monsanto's strategic investments demonstrate its commitment to slowing down, rather than profiting off of, climate change. But is a potential $66B merger with Bayer merely adding to their ongoing crisis of public credibility?
Over 4 decades, Hatsun Agro, India’s largest private dairy, has succeeded by building an intricate supply chain to the highly scattered Indian market. But as milk prices continue to fall globally, and consumer becomes increasingly demanding, will it be enough?
The impact of Brexit on Kerry Group Ireland has incredibly close geographic and economic ties to the UK, with Irish exports to the UK representing 35% of total Irish exports. As such, Brexit was always going to have significant impact […]