DIGITALISATION IN AGRICULTURE
According to data already widely disseminated and provided by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), the world population will grow to 8.5 billion people in less than 5 years, and will reach 9.7 billion in 2050. According to the same sources, in order to guarantee the food supply when that time comes, 1 hectare of land will need to be able to supply up to 5 people, whereas in 1960 that same hectare cloud only supply 2 people.
The question we have to answer is: How can we produce more food with fewer resources?
Acoording to FAO baseline projections, with realistic increases in water and land yields, the future food demand of the world’s population could be met. But this is neither automatic nor easy. If we want to achieve an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable agri-food chain, the digitalisation of processes in the agri-food sector is a must.
In other words, digitalisation in the world of agricultura has become an indispensable step.
In order words, digitalisation in the world of agricultura has become an indispensable step.
In order to advance in the process of digitalisation of the agricultural sector, which is key to the servival of agricultura in the future, it is important to combine the use of different technologies such as, for example, the implementation of sensors capable of measuring temperature, soil moisture and electrical conductivity, or the use of technology to automate irrigation and fertilisation.
This will help us to achieve more productive, efficient farms and allow us to obtain more food with less use of natural resources.