Ag-Tech is an abbreviation for Agriculture Technology. In the past decade, agriculture has started to experience a revolution following advances in software, hardware, and automation.
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AgTech includes technology such as:
Historically agriculture is one of the great innovations in human history. It has allowed the human population to grow exponentially over the past several thousand years of history. Around 10,000 BC, during the Neolithic revolution humans shifted from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a sedentary farming lifestyle.
In the 1800s, new patterns of crop rotation and livestock management ushered in the agricultural revolution. In the 1900's the machine revolution allowed for many previously manual tasks to be accomplished by machines, both in the field and during the harvesting, packaging, and supply chain process.
The future of AgTech will focus on th major problems facing agriculture in the 2020's, 2030's and beyond. These major challenges include:
Although the article above is not an exhaustive list of challenges, benefits, and components of agricultural technology, this is a consolidated summary.
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