Analytics and agriculture: New online library shares how analytics is transforming the way we feed the world

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Analytics and agriculture: New online library shares how analytics is transforming the way we feed the world

CATONSVILLE, MD, September 5, 2017 – As the world’s population continues to grow, the role of analytics and operations research (O.R.) in developing effective new approaches to food production is becoming increasingly important. From more efficient distribution of water resources, to better management of meat and dairy production, to smarter crop cultivation, analytics is having a significant impact in the fight against global hunger.

To illustrate how analytics is transforming agriculture around the world, the INFORMS Editor’s Cut: Feeding the World through Analytics highlights a wide range of content cultivated from INFORMS resources, including the latest scientific research featured in a number of INFORMS’ scholarly journals and member magazines, as well as video coverage of award-winning discoveries. This content is readily available to researchers, students, media, industry, and anyone else interested in learning more about the application of analytics and O.R. on agriculture.

Robin Lougee, Global Research Industry Lead of Consumer Products & Agriculture with the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, and Saurabh Bansal, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management with the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University, serve as the volume editors for INFORMS Editor’s Cut: Feeding the World through Analytics, which is available at http://pubsonline.informs.org/editorscut/agribusiness.

About INFORMS

With 12,500 members from nearly 90 countries, INFORMS is the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students. INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individual professionals, and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes.

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