Posts tagged smart agriculture
exploring the smart city revolution

A ‘Smart City’ revolution is underway that applies technology driven solutions to urban problems. But urban food systems, and urban agriculture in particular--despite its unique advantages in making cities more resilient and sustainable--are often left out of the Smart City discussion. To explore these ideas further, Agritecture sat down with Chelsea Collier, founder of Digi.City, to discuss her research on Smart Cities across the globe, and where she sees urban ag in the broader Smart Cities context.

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MAKING CITIES FOOD SECURE

Last month, the city of Gurgaon, India hosted a two day workshop for farmers to promote urban farming. The workshop discussed many interesting topics, including urban and peri-urban farming techniques that consist of farming in vacant plots and small areas, such as balconies. As India is building 100 smart cities, can our cities be self sufficient in achieving food sustainability? The current urban farming trend, with correct policy direction, could be a game changer to ensure food security within urban areas.

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WANT A PROFITABLE FARM? GET TO KNOW THIS DATA

Running a profitable farm is hard. Among many reasons, running a farm is difficult because variables are constantly changing. Soil moisture levels, nutrient and fertilizer needs, weather patterns, and the threat of pests are among a few of the variables that often fluctuate. This is why farming is really a numbers game. A successful farm is able to collect large amounts of data, determine what data is actually relevant, and then turn this data into insights and predictive modeling. This is what helps farmers know the current condition of crops and the best next steps.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY: EMPOWERING FARMERS’ DECISION-MAKING

Can artificial intelligence save our food system? From precision farming to personalized nutrition, there are many potential technological applications in farming, food production, and food consumption. However, technological performances, user acceptance, and practical applications of the technology continue to pose challenges. 

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SOLAR GREENHOUSES GENERATE ELECTRICITY AND GROW CROPS AT THE SAME TIME, UC SANTA CRUZ STUDY REVEALS

In a first of it’s kind study at UC Santa Cruz, tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that “smart” greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production. 

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The City of Atlanta’s Annual Aglanta Conference Announces New Theme & 2018 Dates

Agritecture is absolutely ecstatic to announce that the Aglanta Conference is officially returning to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot for a second year. Slated for March 26 - 28, Aglanta 2018 is sure to repeat the success of the inaugural year and solidify itself among the most compelling annual conferences on the calendar.

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