The world is moving and agriculture has been moving too. To say the agriculture of the 15th century is the same as what we have in this generation is to be living in shadows past. In fact, the agriculture of the 21st century is different from that of the 20th century.
There was a generation that defined agriculture as just the tilling of land and rearing of animals for the consumption of man. Since that was all they knew, they had access to almost zero technology and there was never a thing like agricultural-technology (Agri-tech), we believed them because we…
Agricultural productivity and yield quantity are dependent on climate, soil characteristics, and use of the factors of production. Agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, irrigation, seeds, pesticides, and farmers’ skills also influence farm productivity.
Precision agriculture is a new farming management approach, where farmers can capture and analyze data in order to optimize inputs and practices for best outcomes. With precision agriculture, one of the biggest breakthrough in technology is soil mapping which was rather difficult without technology. With soil mapping, the farmer is out to discover accurate information about the soil, the weather and crop conditions.
The agri-tech farmer can…
One of the clearest realities of this present time is that the world population is on the increase and for sustainability, the production of food has to increase exponentially. According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there is a projection that food production will have to increase by about 60% in 2050 in order to meet the increasing growing population.
The United Nations have included Food Security as one of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) because of the various challenges that are brought about with the increase in population, which means increase in industrialization, increase in residential land use and…
The need for sustainability in Agriculture has been discussed over and again but as the years roll on, there is an increase in the depletion of the agricultural sector in the aspect of food security. These depletion are caused by the actions of the ever increasing human population through greenhouse gasses, vehicle emissions, bush burning and all of these are telling on the world climate and the various changes it comes with such as flooding and drought.
The advancement in technology mean that these various climate changes can be combatted so that there would be sufficient food available to sustain…
Have you recognized a trend in farmers? Did you notice that they look older than their actual age? Do you know the primary cause of the abnormal ageing? Yes, you answered right, stress.
The kind of labour needed to successfully run an agricultural business can not be compared to that of other industries and one way to actually lead a productive agricultural business, harnessing all of it’s potential with a high level of reduced stress is through Agricultural Robots.
Agricultural Robots can be deployed from the initial stage of the agric business. From the stage of bush clearing, to seeding…
If we all agree that we are at the very core of the 4th industrial revolution then our attention should be on life changing innovations such as the Application Programming Interfaces and Internet of Things.
With all of the interesting advantages that comes with the Internet of Things enjoyed in Agriculture (IoA) such as being able to get signals on mobile phones when the water level in the cattle ranch is below normal, it is good to know that all of the signals provided are connected together along with their various components, processes and data through the Application Programming Interfaces.
When you hear the term “internet of things” what comes to mind? Sounds like a combination of a lot of things, yeah? But really, it’s not as complicated as it sounds.
The world generally has been benefiting from the great advantages derived from Internet of Things (IoT) and if there’s any sector that should tap fully into this blessedness, then it has to be the most important sector in human existence, agriculture.
With internet of things, the various devices that are dispersed into the field can be monitored and can help the Tech farmer make better decisions.
Water meters, soil…
The introduction of the Global Positioning System (GPS) is one of the many improvements that agriculture has enjoyed in recent times.
According to the National Museum of American History, The satellite-based GPS system was first developed by the U.S. Departments of Defense in the 1970s. In the 1990s agricultural engineers began combining on-the-go crop yield readings with GPS tracking to create crop yield maps.
The most basic use of the GPS in agriculture was to see the bigger variations in crops and animals on the farm but as the years rolled on GPS has taken more important roles. Farmers can…
We all deserve a good life where we can be productive at our optimum best. A life where we can be able to explore every potential available with improved versatility in our mode of thinking, learning and operations.
The improved life we crave for revolves around technology. The impacts of technology is obvious in our everyday life as people now communicate more effectively and work smartly. The various innovations influenced by technology cut across every sector of the world from finance to art to constructions and even agriculture.
Some few years ago, it would have been impossible to travel up…
STEAM POWER TRACTOR
Did you know?
The name ‘tractor’ is a derivative of the Latin word tractus, meaning ‘drawn’, since it’s primary function is to draw (pull) loads from behind. The draught horse was used to pull heavy loads before the Steam power tractor came to the scene. The first set of steam power tractors were manufactured around 1850.
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE (ICE)
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