Although we are seeing technology being introduced into the routine of many American farms, including robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images and GPS technology, millions are either not able to, or unwilling to, invest in the solutions available.
End-to-end innovation is so vital. Sustainable agriculture technologies need to meet complexity with ingenuity, solving for multiple SDGs at once, both locally and holistically.
This year's Challenge received over 900 submissions from 78 countries as multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs submitted their innovative approaches to transform the food system towards better nutrition security and planetary health.
For those of us with boots on the ground in the industry, we recognize that the commercial farming sector has quickly become the target industry for some of the most innovative and exciting technological advances of our generation.
Primarily, the technology is evolving to combine information in new advanced ways through data integration and connectivity, which is empowering farmers thanks to real-time insights, giving them optimum control over their crops.
The opportunities created at the intersection between agri-tech and space-tech and the new Space Cluster for Norfolk and Suffolk are to be discussed at an event on 26th January organised by Agri-TechE in partnership with the New Anglia LEP.
Many of today's agricultural professionals find that farming is no longer as profitable as it once was. However, that outlook doesn't paint the whole picture for all farmers. The COVID-19 pandemic was particularly challenging for the agricultural sector and family farms.
At one time solely being known as the jewel in the summer salad, the role of the tomato has now evolved into something much bigger - potentially game-changing, in fact. Could it be about to solve the global food crisis? At least, one greenhouse in Holland thinks so.
At Warren Farms, Mack and his father explored more innovative approaches to maximizing their yields. They started by upgrading their equipment for specific areas as well as flat-rating higher amounts of fertilizer.
Contrary to popular belief, we consistently find that growers are in fact open to adopting new technologies. That said, several criteria need to be met.
New technologies have emerged and been adapted over the years, shifting away from the more traditional animal-drawn equipment and making the shift to powered tools.
The list recognizes companies across the globe successfully seeking ways to increase and improve sustainable agricultural productivity practices, including best practices in robotics and automation, indoor vertical farming and livestock wearable sensors.
Now, as we begin to see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, expectations remain for these technological shifts to persist. Here are the most important agtech trends to watch in 2022 and beyond.
Recent innovations in farm equipment allow for increased versatility on the farm. Here are 11 examples of the innovations that have helped change the course of farming and enable farmers to get their work done with fewer implementations and greater efficiency.
To boldly grow, the world needs to implement these new innovations with the ultimate goal of cleaner, greener agriculture.
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