Advantages of Agrotechnology in food production

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Agrotechnology has greatly facilitated food production, thus avoiding widespread famine in the world, because it is based on the advantages offered by technology and has facilitated the increase in the production of raw food materials.

From a theoretical point of view, agrotechnology is the technology applied to the agricultural and livestock field, mainly because it provides the methods and machinery to optimize production, focusing on the processes used in the sector to give a more efficient use of natural and artificial resources.

One element to highlight is that, within agrotechnology, there are tools associated with the implementation of cutting-edge ecological technology, which seeks to reduce the use of pollutants and, on the other hand, to make a sustainable use of resources and organic energy.

Source / Author: Clarrycola, 2016

It is worth mentioning that one of the areas of agro-technology that most favors food production is precision technology. Precision technology is understood as the area that provides an increase and a notable improvement in crop yields, by using devices that allow the efficient application of agro-chemicals.

Another potential area of agrotechnology is the use of drones to generate spatial images to provide farmers with all the information they need to establish optimal agronomic and livestock management in their agricultural production units.

In addition, there are other areas in agrotechnology such as the group of variable rate technologies that offer visible advantages to the agricultural sector, among these we can mention the following: automated machinery, devices with bioinformatics programs to monitor crop processes, and remote sensors that are very useful to capture data on crop growth, development and production.

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Nifa Agricultural Technology. Link

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The cover image was designed by the author: @lupafilotaxia, incorporating the public domain image background: Source / Author: Hpgruesen, 2013

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I follow you because you use to publish interesting and science-backed info on plants, but this is awful. Agrotechnology (as referred to in this post) has not been able to deliver any promises, turning food production into an energy-draining and inefficient system that has degraded soils and extinguished forests all over the planet. If you're going to post something that claims to be "scientific content", it should at least have more sources, consider a few more perspectives, rather than advertise as a "solution" to what has been exposed as a clearly devastating human practice.

It's ok that you want to point out the usefulness of technology in agriculture but this paragraph is off the line:

Agrotechnology has greatly facilitated food production, thus avoiding widespread famine in the world, because it is based on the advantages offered by technology and has facilitated the increase in the production of raw food materials.

Raw food materials have always been available in Nature, and they are still available in areas where the agro-industry hasn't yet placed their hands. Source? The place where I live is the source of this comment, my experience and the things I've seen traveling. Everywhere that the agro-industry is present in full force, the surrounding soil is poor, the water sources limited.

It's a rare thing me criticizing a post, but I came in hoping to read something interesting and just find this very lacking, and more like propaganda than actual scientific content.

Greetings @fenngen, I am sorry that you see the negative side in the informative topic of this entry, giving only intended to link food production with the development of technology without pondering in a positive way the conventional and devastating practices, it is not a review of scientific character with information crossing.

The content is part of the socialization of some agro-technological advantages in food production, I believe that we can take advantage of technologies to guide agro-ecological practices.

Best regards, be well.

I believe that we can take advantage of technologies to guide agro-ecological practices.

I think so too, and at the same time the best growers don't need drones to check their crops.

But my problem with the text is this paragraph that's more an opinion than a fact:

avoiding widespread famine in the world, because it is based on the advantages offered by technology and has facilitated the increase in the production of raw food materials.

Famine only exists because of agro-industries, everywhere else there is Natural Abundance (unless of course you talk about the dessert or the poles, which actually have their abundance in their own way). This is also an opinion, but it's also something I've seen with my own eyes.

Be well you too.