Policy discussions have raised concerns about how big data are used and who has knowledge about the ways in which they are used. These discussions, however, have largely ignored the role that digitization plays in agriculture. Consequently, the digitization of agriculture is unfolding with very little regulatory intervention. Drawing on ongoing research, this article argues that this omission may be critical, and suggests how it can be considered in current policy endeavours.

Big data, Data divide, Digital agriculture, Precision agriculture
Canadian Journal of Communication
School of Journalism and Communication

Bronson, K. (Kelly), & Knezevic, I. (2019). The digital divide and how it matters for Canadian food system equity. Canadian Journal of Communication, 44(2), 63–68. doi:10.22230/cjc.2019v44n2a3489