The farming sector is under considerable pressure: by 2050, the planet will need to produce nearly 70% more food than it did in 2009. Paradoxically, going small could be the answer, with nano-…

Ina Ajazi, Julian Lampietti |

This blog argues that the Digital Agricultural Revolution will reduce tracking and verification costs, allowing better-informed lenders to move away from land as collateral. It is part of the…

Elizabeth Ash, Julian Lampietti |

Digital platforms are transforming every sector of the economy, including agriculture. As digital farming continues to grow, how can we adapt regulation to promote effective competition?

Julian Lampietti, Jenny Zhang |

The increased availability of free and open satellite imagery is opening a world of new possibilities for the agriculture sector in developing countries.

Annemarie Klaasse, Chris Aubrecht, Erick Fernandes |

Left photo: Mobile food delivery person. © Artavazd Hakobayan/World Bank. Right photo: Moscow metro map. © news.metro.ru From meal orders to grocery delivery, the online market for food is growing…

Ingrid Katrina Korsgard, Artavazd Hakobyan |

© Flore de Preneuf/World Bank [[tweetable]]One way or another blockchain, that distributed ledger technology we keep hearing and reading about, means greater traceability.[[/tweetable]] And when…

Randolph Kent, Julian Lampietti, Eva Hasiner |

Left photo: Patrick Quade. Right photo: Flore de Preneuf/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Unsafe foods cost developing economies over $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year[[/…

Colin Finan, Patrick Quade |

Whether matching drivers with riders or landlords with lodgers, digital platforms like Uber and AirBnB push the marginal cost of matching supply and demand to an unprecedented low. Large…

Julian Lampietti, Kyle Farrell |

The business of agriculture and food is driven by data, making it the treasure trove of today’s agri-food system.

Julian Lampietti, Kateryna Schroeder |

  Photo: Shutterstock Apps have revolutionized everything from getting to work, keeping in touch with faraway friends, and dating (though the jury’s still out on this one). Can apps be the…

Julian Lampietti, Randolph Kent |