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New Agriculture and ICT Convergence

(Jungfrau, Switzerland - Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong)

Smart Farms: Silicon Valley meets Central Valley



-The Future of Farming

Modern agriculture aims to produce high-quality food and animal feed with sufficient quantities of raw materials for various industrial applications. Further goals include protecting resources and protecting the environment. Given current developments from molecules to ecosystems (contemporary crop stress research), to successfully address these challenges, scientists must understand all aspects of environmental stress. 

Emerging agricultural technologies provide farmers with the means to respond to crop stress in an accurate and targeted manner and are expected to play an important role in improving agricultural efficiency, sustainability and quality.


- New Agriculture and ICT Convergence 

Digital technologies, from GPS-based and sensor-driven work machines, drone applications to robotics, agriculture is becoming a digital industry. Digital technologies can support farmers in providing safe, sustainable and high-quality food. Not only can they help farmers "do more with less", but they can also contribute to combating climate change. 

Existing and new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, robotics and big data can help improve process efficiency and help create new products and services. Digitization can also play a role in improving lives in rural areas.


- Possible Research Topics

- More Information on New Agriculture


[MIT]: The Open Agriculture intiative (OpenAg) - Farming for the Future - An open source ecosystem of food technologies to create healthier, more engaging and more inventive food systems. Grow local, from anywhere.


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