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Introduction to Week 1

Prof Woulter Saeys introduces precision agriculture.

Precision farming is defined as innovative farming management practises, which involve observing, measuring, controlling, and optimising agricultural production processes.

Precision farming leverages the capabilities of modern technologies, such as the internet of things, sensor technologies, global navigation satellite systems, and cloud computing.

Globally, there is a growing understanding the current farming practises are unsustainable, failing to support a decent standard of living for farmers, and not providing enough food to support projected population growth. The introduction of precision farming helps optimise the usage of available resources to enhance sustainability and profitability of agricultural production. It reduces negative environmental impacts, provides safer operating conditions, and allows a larger volume of data and information to be generated.

This week, we will showcase innovative technologies and digitalization within the agriculture sector.

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