Farmers, supply chain and retail outlets already exploit the IoT, robots, drones and digitilisation but like all industries are constrained by legacy systems:-
- Costly to replace
Today's' digital platforms can rejuvenate these creaking systems in remarkably fast and inexpensive lead times.
Agriculture has undergone continual disruption, evolving from an entirely manual industry into a largely mechanical one. Precision farming, fuelled by innovative technology, will only accelerate this trend. Data collection, advanced robotics, machine learning and genomics are just a handful of the technologies primed to maximise the productive potential of today’s farms. In fact, thanks to connective technology, farmers won’t even need to be on the farm to know what’s happening within it. Accelerating the adoption of tech within farming is ultimately beneficial to everyone, as without agriculture, there would be no food on our plates. Unfortunately, disrupting legacy industries is notoriously difficult due to outdated infrastructures and conservative opinions. As population numbers creep steadily, hopefully this will change.