Steve Larocque, a director and agricultural advisor for Clean Seed Capital Group has been invited to the Climate Conference of Farmers in Paris, France, to debate precision agriculture’s role in food security and climate change. The conference is a precursor to the United Nations COP21 climate change talks in December attracting 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.
As a farmer and international farm consultant, Steve is constantly testing and implementing new precision agriculture tools and techniques. Steve specializes in building resilient farming systems that are capable of mitigating the extreme effects of climate variability. “I’m honored to part of the event and I look forward to exchanging ideas with farmers on new ways to apply precision methods in agriculture.” says Steve.
The October edition of The Financial Passage Maker featured a brief overview of Clean Seed and the author’s perspective of the company as an investment. Below is the overview in its entirety.
My investment in this company has quadrupled since my initial purchase. CSX has made steady progress and, unlike many nascent enterprises, its burn rate is sustainable. Financing has not been an issue even in today’s climate of caution on the part of lenders. In fact, the agricultural community has invested heavily, a vote of confidence by people in the market for this equipment. Readers may be interested in the following report. In my opinion, some of the conclusions are not unreasonable even if the piece is a bit boosterish.
There is a technological revolution happening in agriculture that is set to rival the Green Revolution. With the world’s attention focused on feeding a growing population, enormous amounts of capital are flowing into agriculture. According to Reuters, investments into agriculture will exceed an unprecedented 2.36 billion this year. According to CleanTech Group, just under half of that investment is flowing into data collection, mapping and analysis for the farm. This technological revolution in data collection and analysis plays perfectly into the hands of Clean Seed Capital and the CX6 Smart Seeder. Why?