24 Nov Why Should We Apply Agricultural Technologies In Our Production Areas To Adapt To The Changing World?
Why Should We Apply Agricultural Technologies In Our Production Areas To Adapt To The Changing World?
People and the systems they establish live in a constantly changing and developing world. As time passes, people’s living habits change in all areas. People do not do most things the way they do twenty years ago. So, what about agriculture? How agriculture is changing?
When we think about the change of agricultural habits, we encounter the concept of Agritech or Agricultural Technology, which is the application of technology to produce more with less, to make the farming process more efficient, from field monitoring to the food supply chain itself. Agricultural technology could further increase yields, improve the efficiency of water and other inputs, and build sustainability. Since customers’ awareness of sustainability increases, their interest in sustainable products also increases which will increase sales.
The rising agritech trend of recent times, indoor farming stands out with its efficiency and sustainability. Indoor farming presents an opportunity to take steps towards a circular economy, maximizing sustainability and creating economic opportunities for cities.
Customers’ consumption habits have changed drastically after the Covid-19 pandemic, the effects of the products they eat on their health and nature have become very important. This situation drives consumers to attention to issues such as transparency and traceability which provide them to know about their food. Automation in agriculture, on the other hand, has led to an increase in the trust of consumers, as it is known that the products are grown within the framework of certain standards.
When we put it all together, the meeting points of changing consumer habits and changing agriculture methods can be listed as technology, automation, sustainability, transparency, and traceability. Since all these requirements can be met with indoor farming, it seems that the future of agriculture will be indoor farming.