A decade ago, terms like AgTech sounded like they belonged in a science fiction series like Star Trek: The Next Generation. Today, AgTech sits at the foundation of a sea of change in this important sector, and AgriFORCE is positioned to be at the forefront of this disruption. They are taking what has already been achieved and pushing it years into the future – ready to be implemented today.
Technology has disrupted our lives in so many ways – from smartphones to social media to artificial intelligence – the world is a different place today because of these innovations. The AgTech revolution is more compelling than any of the technology evolutions that have come before it. For the most part, those were created for convenience and entertainment. The purpose for AgTech’s disruption is much more pressing; the survival of the human race depends on it.
This disruption is about food security, a necessity of life. With population growth expected to hit nearly 10 billion by 2050, the current crop yields aren’t sufficient. Environmental impact is also a serious concern. Today’s cultivation processes continue to use up precious natural resources – like water – and put more and more stress on the electrical grid.
In a world that is being rocked by climate change – including increased instances of extreme weather – these effects multiply exponentially year over year. Arable land is disappearing globally through the effects of climate change; soil erosion and soil health deterioration is making large areas of arable land no longer useable. This is dramatically decreasing the ability of farmers to produce food, while the population continues to increase substantially. Add to this the serious concerns in the sector about health and safety, where practices seem to be relying more and more on pesticides during the cultivation process and/or irradiation upon harvest. These are serious issues that must be addressed immediately. Many would say urgently.
AgriFORCE is going to lift the sector up out of the industrial age and into the digital one – to a world where Clean. Green. Local. is the standard, not the aspiration.
AgriFORCE’s proprietary facility design and automated growing system is designed to be the future of viable farming, addressing a more informed consumer marketplace, where being grown as close to nature as possible matters; where being pesticide-free and organic matters; and where being environmentally sustainable matters. Add profitability to this because you are delivering what matters to consumers – and everyone benefits.