The future of farming. UC Davis' Big Ideas features Smart Farm: feeding 9 billion by 2050

Agricultural engineer David Slaughter is leading the Smart Farm Initiative.

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Ensuring people everywhere have access to safe and nutritious food while sustaining our planet is one of humanity’s greatest challenges. It is predicted that by 2050 the world population will have grown by more than 2 billion. Smart Farm technology is a key solution to the sustainable future of food and farming. This agriculture movement includes vertical farming, innovative food storage methods, and precision monitoring to improve real-time care for livestock and plants. Robotics and automated machinery improve the working conditions for people, maximize yields and save precious resources like water and soil.