A report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN last year highlighted the role agriculture is also playing in water pollution. In most high-income countries and many emerging economies, agricultural pollution is now the biggest factor in the degradation of inland and coastal waters.
The total control of the seeder is currently possible thanks to the intervention with sensors and actuators that allow taking data of practically all the variables of the sowing, making possible the automatic control in each device without intervention of the man.
In Digital Farming, there are incremental differences in the characteristics of the offerings from category to category. These differences define the chasm between the categories. The needs of the early adopters will differentiate the viable offerings of the innovation from those that are just an initial splash in the market.
Evidence for Resilient Agriculture (ERA) is a platform that delivers data and tools designed to pinpoint what agricultural technologies work where. Built on the last 30-plus years of agriculture research, ERA provides comprehensive synthesis of the effects of shifting from one technology to another on key indicators of productivity, system resilience and climate change mitigation.
On fields across the world, phones, tablets, drones, and other technologies are changing how food is grown. Through these devices, artificial intelligence (AI)—technology able to perform tasks that require human intelligence—may help farmers use the techniques they already know and trust on a bigger scale.