Recent Developments in the California Food and Agricultural Technology Landscape

Gordon Rausser, Ben Gordon, and James Davis

from ARE Update Vol. 21, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2018

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Abstract

Three years ago, a global assessment of all industries revealed that food and agriculture had dramatically lagged in the adoption of digital technologies. Recent emerging trends in venture funding for innovative agricultural technologies hope to change this assessment and may well alter California’s food and agriculture technology sector. This article investigates those venture-backed, California-based companies that are engaged at various points in the food and agriculture supply chain.

Keywords

Digitization, Agricultural Innovation, Blockchain, Biotechnology, Supply Chain Management, and Technological Change.

Citation

Gordon Rausser, Ben Gordon, and James Davis. "Recent Developments in the California Food and Agricultural Technology Landscape." ARE Update 21(4)(2018):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2018/21/4/recent-developments-in-the-california-food-and-agr/