2030 Finance | January 11, 2017

Technology will make agriculture better…and more sustainable

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Moisture sensors, drones, smart irrigation, terrain contour mapping, self-driving and GPS-enabled tractors. Tech innovations can help farmers feed 9.7 billion by 2050. Investors plowed $1.75 billion into agtech companies in the first half of 2016 to help farms use less water, fewer pesticides and fertilizers and more sunlight.

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