With the increase in global food demand, scarcity of resources, the emergence of new technologies, changing consumer preferences and other contributing factors, the agriculture industry has started to transform into a more digitally-driven industry. Agri stakeholders are seeking solutions to make farm operations productive and improve efficiency throughout the supply chain and are finding answers in emerging technologies. Digital agriculture or Agritech, although in its nascent stage, is catching up rapidly, making it essential for agriculture stakeholders and enthusiasts to keep themselves updated with everything agritech.
With that objective, we have curated a list of 10 information-rich resources in the form of books, podcasts and news websites that one must follow to stay updated about the latest happenings in the digitally transforming agriculture sector.
The Modern Acrebrings enriching updates and insights from entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders that are changing the food and agriculture industry on and off the farm, every week. With more than 100 podcasts featured on their website, they cover every aspect of agritech space- farmland investment from for an investor to vertical farming innovations for farmers and enterprises. Run by 5th-generation farmers and entrepreneurs who have scaled tech startups, developed international supply chains, and built brands, The Modern Acre brings you the best and most relevant insights one may need as an agriculture stakeholder.
Agtech- So what? is your place to begin with if you want to start with the very basics of agritech- what really is it and why should you care? Their podcast series tells the stories of innovators at the intersection of agriculture and technology and gradually takes you to deeper aspects surrounding the agritech landscape by addressing the latest issues such as barriers to agtech adoption and impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture, for instance. Their podcasts also provide insights into the latest technology use cases such as tools for regenerative agriculture or facial recognition tools for cows and more. If you want to learn the basics and get an idea on how you can implement different technologies in your agriculture ecosystem, this podcast is a must-listen.
Future of Agriculture Podcast is one place where you can find valuable information, content, and interviews with industry leaders throughout the agricultural space. With an archive of over 200 podcasts, this platform covers every major agriculture topic from data solutions for water scarcity and drones for spaying, seeding and pollination to discussing AgTech startup strategy with renowned industry leaders. Their weekly podcast is an information goldmine for every agriculture stakeholder and enthusiast.
With phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology every day, RDO equipment’s biweekly podcasts help you stay updated with the latest happenings in the industry. Their archive of over 100 podcasts covers everything for everyone in the agritech space- be it a seasoned pro in digital agriculture, or someone just getting started. This podcast provides all the latest news and information you need to succeed in the field.
In this book, author Quin Zang reviews the history of precision agriculture, establishes background on the different processes and applications, describes the current status, and provides insights into its future potential. This book is highly recommended for those who want to learn how to implement precision agriculture in large-scale agriculture, community agriculture, and diversified farming. The site-specific information from a variety of information sources for planning, planting, growing, and harvesting agricultural crops further makes it a delight for agritech enthusiasts.
One of the best books on virtually every aspect of IoT and analytics for agriculture, this book discusses IoT-based monitoring systems for analyzing crop environment, and techniques for enhancing the efficiency of decision-making based on insights gained from the analysis of harvest statistics. In this book, author, Prasant Kumar Pattnaik discusses the latest innovations, trends, concerns, challenges faced and solutions adopted in the fields of IoT and analytics for agriculture. In closing. If intelligent field monitoring, data processing and sensor technologies, predictive analysis systems, crop monitoring, and weather data-enabled analysis in IoT agro-systems is your area of interest, this book is definitely a must read.
Centered around the analysis of big data’s potential to improve environmental monitoring and protection, this book also affirms how big data can have a widely disseminating and profound impact on the agricultural industry. Author Nir Kshetri addresses the key question of how gains in agricultural productivity associated with big data will help smallholder farmers relative to global multinationals in that sector. The book also uses in-depth case studies to illustrate key concepts and ideas and how global big data companies are deploying and utilizing big data in agriculture, environmental protection and healthcare.
AFN publishes daily, original news about the rapidly growing food tech and agtech startup and venture capital industry. Other than reporting on investment across the agriculture industry, their coverage includes exclusive interviews with leading entrepreneurs, investors and corporates in this space; features the latest technology trends in food and agriculture; covers live reporting from agritech conferences worldwide and publishes latest research & data about the industry. The website is a one-stop platform to access information-rich resources like podcasts, research data and more.
AgTech news provides relevant information for farmers, agriculture companies, agriculture professionals as well as agriculture students and keep them updated about current trends in global agriculture. As such, they cover every element in agriculture such as seed technology, farm energy fertilizer technology, and biotechnology, etc. AgTech news also publishes updates about new products, innovations and techniques such as RFID, telematics, new IT inputs in agriculture, food safety technology, smart agriculture mechanization, pest control and more. Additionally, they also provide updates about upcoming investment, subsidy schemes and agriculture insurance schemes.
Agritech Tomorrow is an online trade magazine that features the latest advancements related to agriculture technology and precision farming through various articles, stories and interviews. They extensively cover latest developments and news related to indoor and vertical farming, monitoring and growing, precision farming and processing & supply chain. Readers can also find listings of various agritech events around the globe and benefit from the content contribution by various agritech companies and bloggers. Their daily news headlines are another reason to get hooked to them and keep yourself updated on everything agritech.
The above list isn’t exhaustive but covers all the resources one may require to begin their agritech journey or to accelerate it further by implementing various technologies in their own agritech ecosystem. We hope that as a reader curious to learn more about agritech, the above list helps you in learning everything that you need.