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.

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.

Join the Atlantic Council, GeoTech Center for a public-facing panel on March 10 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. ET, featuring a leader in sustainable farming technology – John Deere to discuss how the application of new and innovative technologies can help create a more climate-friendly agricultural system.


Alexey Rostapshov
Head, John Deere Labs & Sustainability
John Deere

Kim Noe
Manager, Corporate Sustainability Reporting
John Deere

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

Gandhar Desai
Analyst, Sustainable and Digital Agriculture, Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development
United Nations Development Programme

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

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