In the next few decades, the agricultural industry will become more important than ever.
The United Nations predicts that the world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, resulting in a 69% increase in global agricultural production between 2010 and 2050. To meet this demand, farmers and agricultural companies are turning to the Internet of Things for analytics and greater production capabilities.
Technological innovation in agriculture is nothing new. Hand tools were the standard hundreds of years ago, and then the industrial revolution brought the cotton gin. The 1800s brought grain elevators, chemical fertilizers and the first gas-powered tractor. The 1800s saw farmers start using satellites to schedule their work.
IoT is set to take the future of agriculture to the next level. Smart farming is already becoming more common among farmers, and high-tech farms are quickly becoming the standard thanks to agricultural drones and sensors.