The agriculture industry will undoubtedly become more important than ever before in the near future. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the world will need to produce 70% more food in 2050 than currently, in order to feed the growing population. Factors such as climate change, limited arable land, water scarcity, labour demand, distress migration, crop failures dues to outbreak in pests and diseases, and other variables will further aggravate this demand for global food production.
To meet this demand, technology will play an important role, as farmers and agricultural companies are turning to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Global farm equipment manufacturers are looking at improving manufacturing efficiencies for their businesses and end users.
Illustration Photo: Implementing and utilizing moisture sensors in Cotton (credits: UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))