The world population and food consumption are growing fast. The current system for producing, processing and trading food has passed its expiration date. We need a transition from the current unsustainable food system to a healthy, circular and resource-efficient paradigm. In order to continue to provide sustainable food for the growing world population, something must change rapidly. How do we ensure that there is enough food to feed the world by 2050? In the coming decades, the eyes of the world will be on the agri-food sector.
Technological developments, in which data science plays a key role, can make an important contribution to the transition of the sector. Data is an important catalyst for this and, at the same time, offers opportunities for new, disruptive business models in the agri-food sector.
The use of data is a key ingredient for the agri-food sector to boost both productivity and sustainability and to remain competitive. The step from data to information for business is a big and very valuable step. Many companies recognize the importance, usefulness and necessity, but still have difficulties with its actual implementation for their own organization or using data effectively to connect the food value chain.
JADS has a broad approach to data science and agri-food. Combining technical know-how and domain knowledge, JADS brings worlds together that until recently operated separately from each other. The process of “Connecting the dots”, automatically brings opportunities. Opportunities for existing players, but also for new entrants. Digitization and data science are catalysts in this process and actually make chain integration and “connecting the dots” into a valuable network possible.
JADS provides innovative data science programs at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level, conducts cutting edge data science research and offers great business opportunities with a continually growing ecosystem. From startups to SMEs and large corporates, our business partners gain access to talent, high level knowledge and business opportunities.
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