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New Agricultural Ventures


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- Purpose

By 2050, the demand for food will surge by 70% as the population grows rapidly. With around 9.9 percent of the world's population still going hungry, a United Nations study found that the idea of feeding nearly 10 billion mouths is a daunting prospect. Because environmental changes are unpredictable, we must turn to innovations in agricultural technology. Thankfully, the signs so far offer hope. We don't have to wait 2 decades to see how innovative agricultural solutions can impact human life in the future.

Sustainable agriculture is a breeding ground at a time when environmental concerns and climate change concerns are at an all-time high. Our population is growing, and the growing scarcity of land and water poses a major threat to human lifespan as we know it. But while many politicians are stalling and diverting attention, agtech startups are busy making moves. 

From advances in precision agriculture to farm automation, genetics and water management technologies, innovations in agricultural technology provide the means for smarter, safer and more efficient farming. 


- Innovative Technology in New Agriculture 

Information and communication technology (ICT) in agriculture, also known as e-agriculture, is the use of improved communication and information processes to improve agricultural and rural development. ICT can play a role in many phases of agriculture, including: 

  • Crop cultivation
  • Water management
  • Fertilizer application
  • Pest management
  • Harvesting
  • Post-harvest handling
  • Transportation of produce
  • Packaging
  • Food preservation

ICT can provide data on parameters such as humidity, temperature, and soil health. This information can help farmers make informed decisions about fertilization, irrigation, and crop management. 

Other new technologies in agriculture include: Drones, Robots, "Intelligent" tractors, Satellite and GPS technologies, Sensors, Smart irrigation, Automation, Expert systems. 

These technological advancements can help farmers achieve sustainability goals and make effective use of resources. 

We'll explore technical and business opportunities that change the way farmers grow, transport, store and manage produce. For example,  

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Bee Vectoring Technology
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Indoor Vertical Farming
  • Livestock Farming Technology
  • Laser Scarecrows
  • Farm Automation
  • Real Time Motion (RTK) Technology
  • Minichromosome Technology
  • Farm Management Software
  • Water Management Technology

[More to come ...]

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