Automated Food: Planted by Robots, Harvested by Robots

Farmers work long, strenuous hours to provide food for the masses. The uncertainty of the weather and other conditions make the agriculture industry one of the hardest to predict. Will we see a transition to the digital age in the next five years for farmers and their fields?

In an article from Disruption Hub, author Laura Cox writes, “Unless you buy locally, farming produce is just the first step in the long process of getting crop to cupboard. Coordinating farmers, suppliers, warehouses, supermarkets and consumer demand is a complicated logistical task that, like agriculture, is ages old but inefficient. Luckily, new technology is revolutionising the supply chain. How? The Internet of Things”.

In the article Cox discusses:

  • The ‘hands free hectare’
  • How disruptive are connected food supply chains?
  • Implementing IoT in agriculture

Cox continues, “Today, influential grocery firms and research teams are building the foundations for the ultimate IoT supply chains and bring about self disruption. It makes you wonder, really, if we’ll reach the point that we won’t need to visit grocery stores at all”. With the help of digitization, will the farming industry automate the whole farming process?

To read more, see the full article from Laura Cox in Disruption Hub.