Digitization in the modern age means that almost every contemporary field or industry is becoming more and more reliant on hardware connected to and, in some cases, controlled by software. These industries are being transformed from the inside out by innovative technology and practices, and even traditionally analogue ways of life are finding it difficult to resist disruption. Agriculture is a prime example of one of these industries, with the experts at Maryville University actually including it as one of ten “on fire” fields for up-and-coming software developers. “The agriculture industry has experienced a massive technological shift of late,” they write. “Precision […]
Agriculture is arguably the best form of generating wealth out of nature, and the place of farmers in the economy remains quite indispensable. However, there is an emerging class of farmers called smart farmers who have learned the principles of making greater fortunes out of greenies and veggies without necessarily exerting their brawns or going through the toils experienced by the traditional farmers — they are calculative individuals and stakeholders in Agricultural real estate, and they are whom the Marxists might choose to pigeonhole as bourgeoisie farmers. This class of farmers however have well justified roles in capital intensive mechanized […]
The world is facing unprecedented global challenges that affect the sustainability of food and agricultural systems, and thus the livelihood of millions of people. These challenges pose serious threats to achieving the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. More food will be needed to feed a growing population and, in order to meet sustainability goals, the bulk of this increase must come from modern large scale farming. Innovation is the central driving force to transform food systems, lift farmers out of poverty and help the world to achieve food security […]
Several decades ago, what we now know as agriculture of today was not what it is. The traditional form of farming has several loopholes which give little room for efficiency and high rate of production as well as its high laborious state. The traditional farming made use of crude farm tools such as hoe, cutlass, rakes, baskets and animal-drawn equipment which slows work down since animals need to rest once they get tired. It also involve the raising of animals on free range system which exposes animals to adverse weather condition, theft and diseases resulting in weak and unhealthy […]
There is certainly more to farming than food gathering. The relevance of farming to human and material mobility among other socioeconomic activities is not lost to the pastoral age, although as ages have outwitted ages you can now hardly imagine yourself cruising your own space on the most adorned string of horses. You certainly don’t want to take that trip sitting aloft a she-camel like the Bedouin of the Islamic golden age would have had to. Rather, you cannot resist the luxury and thrill of the modern automobiles and the comfy and swiftness of the aircrafts as they pierce the […]
The agricultural industry in Nigeria is plagued with many problems, ranging from terrible infrastructure to illiteracy. Thankfully, technology startups have already started doing the work of improving the plights of local farmers. With the demand for food higher than ever, farmers don’t have time to struggle with plant diseases and crop failures. And to address these challenges, my innovation for sustaining crop protection is the application of agricultural drone device in the agricultural sector (commercial farms, research institutes, investors, and large private farm).
Drones are widely used across many farms now as an affordable way to take care of complex farm jobs. Whether it is saving a farmer considerable amounts of time searching for livestock or monitoring crops, there are many practical applications to using a drone on your farm
Now, the agricultural sector is on an economic rebound, attracting lots of entrepreneurs and government interest which is vital in terms of fundraising for mega projects. It gives grounds for assuming that the amount of the companies involved in agriculture would be reduced within the next few years, while the volume of assets of the remaining participants would be growing up.
The challenges foreseen in agriculture as far as the need to double food supply is concerned are now putting agricultural sustainability at par with ensuring food security. There is a need for a resource efficient global food system that takes into consideration the aspect of sustainability. For example, if you are struggling to ensure efficiency in how you use water in your farm, ways of reducing soil erosion and ensuring minimum degradation, or even minimizing energy input, you are not alone. Every farmer all over the work hopes to achieve all these and other goals at the minimum possible cost. […]
Edit: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline of agriculture Agricultural engineering – engineering discipline that applies engineering science and technology to agricultural production and processing. Agricultural Machinery – machinery used in the operation of an agricultural area or farm.
Farm equipment are valued assets for people or companies in agricultural production. They help minimize costs while maximizing on profits. Tracking devices TractorPal and LiveView GPS protect these expensive investments from theft as well as minimizing wear and tear on these machines to extend its duration of operation. Besides keeping your machines safe, there is so much useful information your tracker can provide which will save you the time of recording it manually.
Farming has developed extensively since the advent of the Agrarian Revolution. New farming methods and equipment have been invented which has made farming easier and more profitable. The revolution experienced in farming progressed in various stages from hand labor, animal labor, farm machinery, satellite navigation to drones. This has resulted in farming practices that use fewer resources and produce maximum yields. It has also brought about advanced methods of crop pest detection.
A dangerous invasive alien weed known as field dodder could be a serious menace to agriculture and biodiversity across Sub-Saharan Africa, and reduce crop yields, scientists say. A scientist who has been studying the toxic weed for a decade in Africa estimates that over US$1.1 billion will be needed for research on how to completely eradicate the weed and to mobilise farmers and policymakers to tackle the scourge. James Koske, acting dean of the School of Environmental Studies at Kenya’s Kenyatta University, in an exclusive interview with SciDev.Net, said the alien weed is persistently devastating the African ecosystem and threatening to […]