Critically Evaluate: “The world’s population is expanding at a current rate of approximately 80 million people per year. As a result, the competition for land and food supplies is dramatically increasing.” You are to investigate this issue and analyse how a new agricultural technology could help to alleviate this global food issue.
: competition – the activity or condition of striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others.
: Investigate – carry out research or study into (a subject or problem, typically one in a scientific or academic field).
: analyse – examine (something) methodically and in detail, typically in order to explain and interpret it.
: agricultural technology – Agricultural technology refers to technology for the production of machines used on a farm to help with farming. Agricultural machines have been designed for practically every stage of the agricultural process.
: alleviate – make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
: global – relating to the whole world; worldwide.
: The Internet of Things (IoT) – is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
Key Search Terms:
- Future farming
- Global food problem
- Global food issue
- Global food shortage
- Global food crisis
- Smart agriculture
- High Tech Farming
- Precision Farming
- The Internet of Things
Combine these terms in searches like:
- Global food problem + technology
- Global food issue + solutions
- Global food shortage + high tech farming
- Global food crisis + smart agriculture
- The Internet of Things + agriculture
Now What: Tackling The Global Food Shortage With Future Farming
Outlines the changing climate in the world partly as a result of mans impact on the environment and due to the increase in the world’s population. The Food Computer is one technological answer to this problem.
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
This page gives an overview of the problems being faced in supplying enough food for many countries in the world.
15 Emerging Agriculture Technologies That Will Change The World
This site briefly describes 15
This site outlines some technologies related to agricultural and natural manufacturing under four key areas of accelerating change: Sensors, Food, Automation and Engineering.
Overview of the concept
The following websites discuss an overview of farming technology, particularly in relation to sensors and programing technology, drones and satellites to maximize productivity.
These self-driving tractors could make farming easier and greener
Farmers of the future will utilize drones, robots and GPS
The Future of Agriculture? Smart Farming
Agriculture and the ‘Internet of Things’: how it will change in Australia
Agricultural Internet of Things technology applications
Specific agricultural industry sectors and Smart Farming
How precision dairy technologies save farmers time and money.
How Technology Is Changing Australian Cattle Farming
Modern Technology Pushes Poultry Industry Into Future
Australian Wool Innovation Limited – Innovations & New Technology
The Latest Technology and Innovation for Sheepmeat and Wool Producers
New pig farm technology improves profitability, productivity
Pig Tech: Improving Pork’s Future