Driving solutions to benefit people, animals and the environment
In partnership with the Bezos Earth Fund, we are developing low-cost virtual livestock fencing that would benefit farmers and animals, improve public health in developing countries, and combat climate change.
Benefits to the Environment, Farmers & Animals
Combats Climate Change
Mitigates greenhouse gas emissions through improved soil & grass health
Reduces farm costs & increases productivity
Protects Livestock & Water
Keeps animals away from predators & human water sources
This project will develop low-cost virtual fencing for low- and middle-income countries. At the core of our virtual fencing system will be a ruggedized wearable device with a geolocation mechanism, behavioral sensors and stimulus mechanism to control the location of animals within a virtually-defined perimeter. Sensors will monitor eating and drinking behaviors, physical activity and rumination. Individual animal and group behavior insights will drive herd management decision-making. We aim to develop, test, improve and pilot our product through rapid-cycle innovation sprints.
Principal Investigator; Director, Food Systems & Global Change; Professor; Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator, Life Sciences, Cornell CALS Department of Global Development; Cornell Atkinson Scholar
Director of the Future of Food, Bezos Earth Fund
Research Associate, Food Systems & Global Change, Cornell CALS Department of Global Development
Faculty collaborator; Associate Professor, Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science; Associate Director, Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
Senior Project Manager, Food Systems & Global Change, Cornell CALS Department of Global Development
Communications Specialist, Food Systems & Global Change, Cornell CALS Department of Global Development