Agriculture is a fundamental component of human existence, providing us with food, clothing and shelter. I remember growing up in the countryside and our major source of income was farming. Farming isn't just to provide a family with food and the community around but also offers room for a family to sell their products to earn an income that can build their livelihood. Farming would pay for our school fees, buy us clothes and also other foods that we didn't farm to provide a balanced diet for the family.
Climate change poses significant challenges to agricultural systems worldwide, impacting farmers and their livelihoods. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, shifts in temperature and precipitation patterns, and the rising incidence of pests and diseases all contribute to the vulnerability of agricultural production.
In a world grappling with food insecurity, where millions still lack access to adequate nutrition, a beacon of hope emerges: agritech. This powerful integration of technology and agriculture is revolutionizing the way we produce, distribute and consume food. Farmers are now using agritech solutions to transform food security for a sustainable future, a more reason to why they should be empowered with knowledge on farm technology use.
Climate change is expected to make agricultural development more challenging. Weather patterns are becoming less favorable in many instances, increasing the volatility of crop and livestock yields. The frequency and/or severity of extreme events is increasing as temperatures are projected to continue rising, and rainfall patterns are expected to shift more than they have already.
The agricultural industry is one of the sectors most affected by the digital and technological transformation. This transformation has caused the development of new technologies that have improved the quality, quantity and variety of food, as well as its sustainability.