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First Open-Source Technology Ecosystem To Address Soil Health and Mitigate Climate Change

Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment, together with founding collaborators Stonyfield Organic, the USDA’s LandPKS project, and Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), has announced the launch of OpenTEAM, the first open-source technology ecosystem in the world to address soil health and mitigate climate change. OpenTEAM, or Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management, is a farmer-driven, interoperable platform to provide farmers around the world with the best possible knowledge to improve soil health. According to a press release, OpenTEAM offers “field-level carbon measurement, digital management records, remote sensing, predictive analytics and input, and economic management decision support in a connected platform that reduces the need for farmer data entry while improving access to a wide array of tools.” OpenTEAM is projected to provide quantitative feedback on millions of acres of farmland by 2024.