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By Enterprise Technology Review | Monday, December 30, 2019

Farmers have technologically savvy that they believe that the next harvest, schedule, crop, weather patterns, and many more will be affected in the next year.

Fremont, CA: Farmers, having inoculated by the notion that technology can produce results far beyond their expectation in agriculture to be more resilient, profitable and equitable, and have started adopting different technologies. Of the various technologies utilized, renewable energy, data, sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain stands at the forefront. Here is how these technologies help farmers obtain the desired results.

Renewable Energy

Farmers can slowly wean themselves off their reliance on coal and other fossil fuels for energy. The numerous solar and wind projects are popping up all over the world to reduce the consumption of coals and other renewable energy sources.

Sensors

Farmers prefer sensors for their tremendous capabilities, including their ability to harvest data from the environment that enables farmers to monitor their operations. It infests a lot of power. These sensors are embedded in wearable devices or farm equipment. Sensors placed in drones help to monitor temperature and other favorable farming conditions.

Data

As data is governing the world, even farmers have started to be more data-savvy. They are applying analytics while employing data science teams to help them unlock value and working with agronomists. Also, the farmers have picked up on handheld devices, like android phones and iPads that show that technology is a massive advantage for farmers.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) with machine learning capabilities will allow farmers to unlock more value from acquiring data. AI helps to collect surveying data rapidly and derives new insights from that, thereby allowing farmers to enhance the operations on their farms. It will streamline the processes and systems employed to establish a connection between the farmers and the suppliers.

Blockchain

Blockchain is a fantastic technology from a food supply perspective. One can store transactions or logical steps in the supply chain on the blockchain and identify that information in a matter of seconds as it minimizes the time to navigate through many databases in different firms. Some companies have already started building blockchain systems for food supply that allows them to find problems immediately.

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