Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)

Rebekah Carlson

The MIT Media Lab’s Open Agriculture Initiative is no longer active. This site provides background on some of the people and projects that were associated with this research. The most current information about Media Lab research can be found in our Research section.


The MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg) builds open resources to enable a global community to accelerate digital agricultural innovation.

We believe the precursor to a sustainable food system will be the creation of an open-source ecosystem of technologies that enable and promote transparency, networked experimentation, education, and hyper-local production. 

We bring together partners from industry, government, and academia in a  research collective that's creating collaborative tools and communities to explore  future agricultural systems.