Annual Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Workshop

More than 100 faculty from across Cornell’s colleges – Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Computing and Information Science, Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Business – have come together to develop a robust research agenda for CIDA, weaving unmatched excellence into holistic solutions for food and agriculture. CIDA’s mission is to inspire learning, catalyze innovation, and integrate fundamental discoveries to achieve new levels of sustainability in agri-food systems and new food for thought.Living Labs in Agricultural Innovation

Living labs are innovative platforms that bring together diverse stakeholders—academics, farmers, scientists, and industry experts—to collaboratively co-create, develop, and test new technologies, products, and services in real-life agricultural environments. These labs serve as incubators for innovation, fostering sustainable practices and addressing critical challenges in agriculture1.

Testbeds for Agricultural Technologies

Testbeds complement living labs by offering controlled environments for rigorous experimentation and validation of agricultural technologies. These testbeds allow researchers and practitioners to assess the performance, scalability, and interoperability of innovations before real-world deployment. Examples include wireless network testbeds for rural broadband solutions and specialized infrastructure for monitoring crops and optimizing resource use23.

In summary, living labs and testbeds play pivotal roles in advancing user-centered innovations, enhancing agricultural sustainability, and shaping the future of farming practices. 🌱🚀

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