In this episode we speak to Amy Wu, an award-winning writer for women’s ag and agtech movement. Amy has just published a book “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown,” that profiles nearly 30 women innovators and leaders in the growing sector of agtech. Agtech encompasses innovations including drones, sensors, artificial intelligence and blockchain that help growers with the challenges they are facing including severe labor shortage, loss of arable land and water and land management issues.
The book was inspired by the documentary “From Farms to Incubators: Telling the stories of minority women entrepreneurs in agtech in the Salinas Valley and beyond” originally released in 2017. The short documentary spotlights four women founders in agtech in California. The documentary has been screened at SXSW, EcoFarm, Western Growers, the United Nations Association Film Festival.
In 2021 Amy was named one of Food Tank’s 15 Leading Women at the Intersection of Food and Technology. In 2020 Amy was named one of Worth magazine’s “50 Women Changing the World.”
To read an excerpt and buy the book click here: https://www.amazon.com/Farms-Incubators-Innovators-California-Agtech/dp/161035575X
Screen the short documentary here: https://vimeo.com/267476596/8391abc4b4