Future Food BY “MIT ” – Initiative for Agriculture 

A year ago, on 16 October 2015, in commemoration of World Food Day, was released officially by the MIT program Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg).

It would be a light at the end of the tunnel? Perhaps!

Despite billions figures of investment in technology and innovation have triggered worldwide, little has been done by reducing the HUNGRY world, agriculture “dirty” produced from carcinogenic pesticides only increased and nothing new was presented, no significant advance.

The hunger still afflicts most of the world population and on the other hand, the efforts of governments to make the accessibility of food and nutrition for the 9 billion people in 2050-hinges are not being treated with due priority.



The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people worldwide, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic malnutrition in 2014-2016. Almost all the hungry people, 780 million live in developing countries, accounting for 12.9 percent, or one in eight, the population of the municipalities in development. There are 11 million undernourished people in developing countries (FAO 2015; for estimates of each country, see Annex 1. For other valuable sources, especially if you are interested in certain countries or regions, see IFPRI 2015 and Rosen 2014).

There is still hope?
Let us know a little about the project “Initiative for Agriculture Open MIT”:

According to the site Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg) the ultimate goal of the initiative is to create Agriculture Open more farmers.

“We want people to be able to grow locally from anywhere to a more sustainable future of food production. The at-home or Computer Food staff will call manufacturers, amateurs and schools, while the higher in-work or” server food “will appeal to interdisciplinary researchers and cafeterias small-scale restaurants and boutique operators. in the final analysis, the scale or” data on the center food “will attract traders and around cities of the future, as well as business food invested in obtaining stable supply chains of agricultural products.

We envision a future where we harness the power of distributed computing through food-a global network of innovators and producers to achieve an agile agricultural system, open and receptive. We also imagine a Phenome Open Library – a comprehensive database on environmental inputs and species-specific phenotypic outputs, which will serve as a catalog for both scientists and producers.

The possibilities are vast in scope- creation of agricultural linguistic models based on patterns in data from an environmental sensor, atmospheric and diagnosis; curatorship on demand production options “food fingerprints” tailored to individual genetic predispositions; production of healthy food from a whole city working together as a “digital farm” and even providing an agricultural model for the colonization of other planets crowd of origin. ”

What does it take to build an OpenAg Personal Food Computer (PFC)?

We have released our internal documentation and an inside look into our engineering process. A beta version of our software and hardware are also currently live and open source, and we encourage anyone who is interested to take a look behind the scenes of what it takes to create a PFC.

Watch the video below to see how we build the prototype version of the frame, the control panel, and the shell out of readily available parts. You can also view and download the code that runs the system and tracks climate recipes, as well as the user interface that’s used to track individual experiments and plant growth.

Please be aware that in this early phase of development, and anyone who wants to build a PFC will likely need to be willing and able to modify and hack these instructions in order to get a fully operational Food Computer system up and running!

Documentation on how to build and operate a Personal Food Computer is available on Github.

*Note* Information to build a Food Server or a Food Data Center is not yet available. We do intend to make the build instructions open source once the designs are finalized.

UPDATE: We are currently in the process of redesigning the Personal Food Computer! Version 2 will be easier to build, use, and maintain, and will feature a range of updated features. We hope to make the hardware specs and software for the Version 2 available in August or September of this year. We will also be introducing a system to share climate recipe data with other Food Computer users in the near future.

For while Asian countries like South Korea, Singapore, China and Japan are more advanced in this technology

See the video below, a completely computadorizado system on a large scale: