Reshaping Agriculture with Technology
Agriculture is continuously changing through innovation in science and technology. However, the agriculture industry continues to be called upon to produce more with finite resources.
A significant way to improve traceability, sustainability, and quality of goods from a farm is through the adoption of technology, including an integrated farm management platform.
Farmers can now, with the help of advancements in agriculture, maximize land and water resources while delivering the most nutritious food to the world’s ever-growing population.
It has been well documented in recent years that technological and scientiﬁc advancements have much-helped farmers in the industrialized world, resulting in massive gains in food and crop production. But unfortunately the same cannot be said for most of the forgotten farmers of the developing world, who have yet to see similar gains in productivity.
These farmers lack the capital needed to purchase such new precision tools.
Many of the countries governments concerned have not invested enough money into the agriculture industry to compete with the food-producing superpowers such as the USA, China and India as well as Brazil who have joined this elite group in recent years.
Farmers from developing countries such as Kenya have small incomes from their small scale, outdated production systems. They also cross many other degrees of diﬃculty while working their lands, which often suﬀer from soil degradation. Their farmlands also produce fewer crops, mainly due to having climates that are unsuitable for growth.
Genetically modiﬁed crops have were developed by scientists in recent years in a bid to help boost production. Their primary purpose is to make them resistant to certain pests, diseases and extreme climate conditions.
Not only have they been proven to improve the quality of the crop, but they also can be modiﬁed to contain additional nutrients that are lacking in the diets of many people.
Genetically modified crops play a key role in boosting agriculture in parts of Africa where food production has stalled in the last 20 years due to a lack of arable land, drought weather conditions and a plethora of pests and diseases that have destroyed many crops.