Seaweed farming involves a range of uncertainties leaving the seaweed farmer at the mercy of nature. However, learning from advances in modern agriculture and technology, there is a lot that can be done in building the right tools to empower the seaweed farmer to make data-driven decisions. The interventions required are multidisciplinary, drawing expertise from fields as varied as crop breeding to drone imaging to weather forecasting. Bringing about lasting solutions would need collaborations between academia, industries and governments.