In the developing world, roughly 500 million small farms produce more than 80 percent of the food consumed. Given that the United Nations projects worldwide demand for food will increase by 50 percent by 2050, precision agriculture technologies for farms of all sizes will be in demand. The increasing demands with the limited natural resources and the impact of the climate change makes the agrifood industry digital transformation and technical innovation the most crucial now.
Smart farming is an emerging concept that refers to managing farms using technologies like ICT, IoT, robotics, drones and AI to increase the quantity and quality of products while optimizing the human labor required by production.
It refers also to the innovations that enable farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs to leapfrog to increase their productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness, facilitate access to markets, improve nutritional outcomes and enhance resilience to climate change.
ADI Smart Farming Platoform aims to optimise the production in farms by using the most modern means in a sustainable way, thereby increasing the production and delivering the best products in terms of quality while maximizing the return.
New technologies are set to push the future of farming to the next level
These technologies range from mobile apps to digital identities for farmers to solar applications for agriculture to portable agriculture devices.
Precision agriculture technology is becoming more widely accessible around the globe for solving problems for farms both large and small and helping farmers meet ever-increasing food demands aren’t the only solutions smart, precision agriculture can provide.
Smart farming offers a number of other benefits, such as:
- lowering fuel and energy consumption thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions;
- reducing nitrous oxide released from soil by optimizing nitrogen fertilizer use;
- reducing chemical use by pinpointing fertilizer and pest control needs;
- eliminating nutrient depletion through monitoring and managing soil health;
- controlling soil compaction by minimizing equipment traffic;
- maximizing water use efficiency.