University of Florida
Conner Mullally is an Associate Professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida. He is associate editor at American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis. His research is focused primarily on interventions to improve production and welfare among farm households.
The first part of the presentation will delve into the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies pertinent to Agriculture 4.0. We will explore vital applications of AI that are instrumental in tackling challenges faced by the agriculture and food sectors, especially within the Global South. A showcase of a few research endeavors undertaken by researchers from the University of Florida, employing AI to advance agriculture and food systems, will also be shared as well principal challenges and promising opportunities lying ahead. The second part of the talk will outline lessons learned from deployment of digital tools for dairy farm assessment, formulating livestock rations, and marketing goats in African and Asian countries.