Revolutionizing agriculture through emerging technologies

David A. Bray
2 min readMar 3, 2022
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Greetings all — short post to share an invitation to a public livestream on March 10 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss how the application of new and innovative technologies can help create a more climate-friendly agricultural system. Emerging and established farming economies must partner with entities that can translate sustainability goals successfully into people-centered technology ventures that use these tools to uplift and transform farming practices to ensure global food security.

Specifically, amid geopolitical conflict, climate change, and globally disruptive events, farmers and food producers are faced with ever-mounting challenges. Emerging technologies are critical to ensuring an ample, consistent, and nutritious food supply. Agricultural innovations such as connectivity solutions, precision technology, and smart equipment can take the guesswork out of food production in the current global context where there is an increasing demand by a growing population with fewer farmers to provide. These technologies can equip farmers with seasonal insights, help them make sustainable decisions backed by science and data, and allow them to achieve better agricultural yield with fewer resources — thereby mitigating the impact on land, water, and air.

A link to register to be a part of the “live studio” audience is here or you can watch the video — both during the event or afterwards as a replay — via YouTube below.

Opening Remarks By

Kim Noe
Manager, Corporate Sustainability Reporting, John Deere


Aparna Shrivastava
Deputy Chief Climate Officer, International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Aysha House
Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Alexey Rostapshov
Head, John Deere Labs & Sustainability, John Deere

Riad Meddeb
Director, Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Jack Okamuro
National Program Leader, Crop Production and Protection, US Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Daniella Taveau
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center, Atlantic Council

David Bray
Distinguished Fellow, GeoTech Center, Atlantic Council



David A. Bray

Championing People-Centered Ventures & #ChangeAgents. Reflecting on How Our World Is Changing. Leadership is Passion to Improve Our World.