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Satellite mapping makes agriculture more sustainable
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Satellite mapping makes agriculture more sustainable

Satellite mapping, using satellite images to build a composite map of the Earth’s surface, offers a vital source of information. This allows farmers to better monitor their fields, manage their crops and ultimately improve yields and efficiency. This can lead to more sustainable farming.

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Source: Eco-Business
Flying robot uses Artificial Intelligence to pick ripe fruit
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Flying robot uses Artificial Intelligence to pick ripe fruit

A flying robot uses Artificial Intelligence to locate fruit trees and algorithms to find the fruit among the foliage and classify its size and ripeness. After choosing the fruit, the robot works out the best way to access it and uses its picking arm to grasp the fruit. This way food waste will be reduced.

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Source: The World Economic Forum
Sustainable farming can be achieved with LED light shows
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Sustainable farming can be achieved with LED light shows

GROW is a new light installation of 20,000 square meter of red and blue light waves. It shows “dancing lights” across a huge field of leeks. Certain combinations of blue, red and ultraviolet light enhance plant growth. And it works on all crops. So the use of pesticides can be reduced by up to 50%.

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Source: The Guardian
One possible future of autonomous AI-driven agriculture
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One possible future of autonomous AI-driven agriculture

Agriculture accounts for over 70% of the global water use. With food demands only rising, managing water consumption is vitally important. While today the function of AI is mostly to inform farmers’ decision-making processes, machines will be able to operate autonomously in the near future.

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Source: The World Economic Forum
Fragile food systems
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Accelerating the move to digital technologies

Digital technologies and networks have the ability to help fragile food systems navigate through troubling times. Examples in Peru, Kenya and Uruguay show how collecting, using and analysing massive amounts of machine-readable data can help transform our food systems.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Food supply chains
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Technology helps consumers to get more engaged

COVID-19 got more people thinking about food supply chains than ever before, presenting a chance for consumers to push companies to illuminate the invisible parts. This can be done with existing technology such as blockchain, chemical footprinting and drones.

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Source: The Conversation