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The Linux Foundation is undertaking the massive task of assigning farm fields with a GeoID to enable a new digital infrastructure.

Food sustains all of us, yet the information systems that support our food supply are 100 years old — if not older. The Linux Foundation plans to change that with its AgStack Project, said Sumar Johal, who is the executive director of the initiative. AgStack will create a common, neutral and open digital infrastructure, which can “in turn enable content creation and consumption at scale in the agricultural ecosystem,” Johal added.

“The systems in place for our food supply are antiquated,” Johal told The New Stack. “Half of the world’s population is employed in agriculture; 70% of our freshwater is consumed in agriculture. It’s a very, very important ecosystem, with this constellation of stakeholders in different industries that comprise the agriculture ecosystem.”