AgStack Foundation: open source and… agriculture?


The Linux Foundation is also sponsoring many interesting projects under its umbrella. They already have all kinds of projects to improve computer security, for Smart Cities, and much more. Now they are also entering a new wave of tools with artificial intelligence (AI) and the IoT, or the internet of things, under a project called AgStack Foundation.

This platform aims to drive open source infrastructure for the agriculture sector globally. Yes, as you have read, open source can also do a lot for agriculture and many other sectors that are already benefiting from it.

With AgStack the aim is to reduce dependence on the proprietary infrastructure of the agri-food sector. In addition, they will contribute free tools and farmOS to predict pests, manage crops, improve supply chain, and much more. All this will also have an impact on the end user, since it will improve the process from when the product is grown until it reaches the sales chains.

AgStack Foundation has a very interesting set of tools for growing the sector and completing its mission. Companies like Arable and projects like OpenTEAM have emerged in recent years to modernize agriculture. But more than that was needed, which is why this new entity has been founded.

The executive director in charge of this AgStack project is Sumer Johal, someone who knows the sector very well, since he has previous experience in food companies and also in agriculture, always related to the world of technology.

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  1.   Miguel Rodriguez said

    If they support projects like farmOS, then pointing out that it is in support of agriculture is an understatement, the word agriculture should have been used… Although it would be excellent if these free initiatives were extended to other food sectors. Greetings.