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The State of Food and Agriculture 2022: Leveraging Automation in Agriculture for Transforming Agrifood Systems

This report dives deep into a reality of agriculture: the sector is undergoing profound technological change at an accelerating pace. New technologies, unimaginable just a few years ago, are rapidly emerging. In livestock production, for example, technologies based on electronic tagging of animals – including milking robots and poultry feeding systems – are increasingly adopted in some countries. Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) guidance allows automated crop production, involving use of autosteer for tractors, fertilizer spreaders and pesticide sprayers. Even more advanced technologies are now coming onto the market in all sectors. In crop production, autonomous machines such as weeding robots are starting to be commercialized, while uncrewed aerial vehicles (commonly called drones) gather information for both crop management and input application. In aquaculture, automated feeding and monitoring technologies are increasingly adopted. In forestry, machinery for log cutting and transportation is currently a major aim of automation efforts. Many of the most recent technologies facilitate precision agriculture, a management strategy that uses information to optimize input and resource use.

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Short title (alternative/varying form of title) The State of the World
  • Agricultural management systems and technologies
  • Agriculture
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Author (corporate) FAO
ISBN number 978-92-5-136043-9
ISSN number 1564-3352 (online)
Publication place Rome, Italy
Publisher FAO
Publication date 2022
Pagination 154
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Keywords Agrifood Systems,The State of the World
Date uploaded November 15, 2022, 09:04 (UTC)
Date modified November 21, 2022, 04:08 (UTC)