Agricultural technology

What are benefits of newest agricultural technology? Modern farmers are doing far different things than a few decades ago, mainly due to technological advances, including sensors, appliances, machinery and information technology. Today’s agriculture routinely uses sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and humidity sensors, aerial photography and GPS technology. With these advanced equipment and precise farming and robotic systems, businesses can become more profitable, more efficient, safer and greener…

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Cyber agriculture offers better taste, health benefits to crops

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology initiated a study on Open Agriculture Initiative as part of the development of cyber agriculture. Cyber agriculture is...

Small-scale farmers not in for IoT-solutions despite benefits

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Students develop new digital processing technology to detect cocoa diseases on...

Two students of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Tarkwa, Ghana, have developed a cocoa disease detection application, an invention that is...

Drip protection systems offer innovative solution to aging coffee trees

The Western Highland Agriculture & Forestry Science Institute (WASI) organized a seminar that tacklers drip protection system as a key product in protecting coffee...

What is AgTech?

AgTech stands for the application software and hardware technology in the field of agriculture. AgTech is an industry that offers versatile solutions for almost every step of the food manufacturing process. In traditional farming AgTech assits in the application of current technology and revolutionizing Agriculture. AgTech can assist in:

  • biotechnology
  • water management systems (e.g. soil moiusture sensors, smart irrigation techniques)
  • plant & soil analytics (soil sampling, disease modelling)
  • advanced machinery for crop monitoring (sensors, drones, satellite imagery)
  • production assistance and labour automation (robots)
  • predictive analytics (weather forecasting) or supply chain management

Also AgTech plays a role in novel farming and revolutionary farming systems.

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