What is precision agriculture: the UN Global Goals
Careful cultivation can help farmers produce more with less, resulting in major benefits in livestock farming. Thanks to the adoption of new technologies and the contribution of the IoT, it is possible to enhance agricultural production, reduce waste, greenhouse gas emissions and costs. Agricultural systems need to be changed and reoriented to support sustainable world development.
According to the UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), by 2050 world food production is expected to increase by 70% to feed 9.6 billion people. The objective n. 2 (Defeating hunger) of the 17 Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) is to end hunger, ensure food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. This information means that developing these technologies focused on increasing production is not an option – it is a must.