IBM announced that it is developing a digital farming platform that will provide farm operators actionable recommendations to enhance crop yields. The technology pioneer will develop the platform in conjunction with Yara International, a Norwegian chemical company that specializes in agricultural products. The two companies are targeting a late 2019 product launch for the joint venture. The Armonk, New York-based company has already brought to market a blockchain-based food-tracking technology known as IBM Food Trust that seeks to bring more transparency to supply chains while enhancing food safety. The client list of IBM Food Trust includes Kroger, Unilever, and Walmart.
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