Big Data, Changing Climate and Agriculture Conference
Date and Time
University of Guelph
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How Big Data Has Changed Agriculture
Dr. Keith Coble, Giles Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University
Whether it is called ‘Big Ag Data’ or ‘Digital Agriculture’ or something else, we are seeing an explosion of new data technologies being used to enhance the management of agricultural production, maintain identification of products from farm to retail, and to investigate the demand for agricultural goods. Private sector investment in precision agriculture alone was estimated at $661 million in 2015 by AgFunder. For example, Dr. Rob Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto, says his company is repositioning itself to be a business built on data science and services. Ultimately, this may be the next great technological revolution in agriculture. So what can we expect from these technologies? How can we engage in these new opportunities and avoid pitfalls. In this presentation, several issues will be addressed:
Innovation and Climate Induced Yield Volatilities
Dr. Alan P. Ker, Professor and Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy, University of Guelph
Climate change has become a priority for federal and provincial governments in Canada. In 2015, the federal government committed $2.65 billion in climate finance over five years to support climate change action in developing countries. Moreover, they have recently introduced their pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon pollution. At the provincial level, Ontario has announced a five-year Climate Change Action Plan ‘to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas pollution, and transition to a low-carbon economy.’ This presentation will address the effects of a changing climate and innovation on crop production and year-to-year crop yield volatility. Specifically, the following issues will be addressed:
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Big Data and Agricultural Business Risk Management Policy
David Hagarty, Policy Director, Farm Finance Branch, OMAFRA
Climate Change and Agricultural Policy
Sharon Bailey, Policy Director, Food Safety & Environmental Policy Branch, OMAFRA