Agronomy: Data-driven agriculture to solve food security challenges

Food security is one of the challenges facing the UAE economy due to population increase. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, about 2 bil-lion people worldwide suffer from a lack of access to nutritious, safe, and sufficient food. A sustained increase in hunger since 2014 is one of the signals that agricultural production should be scaled up to strengthen food systems and protect livelihoods.

Al Dahra believes that it has a responsibility towards end-consumers to enhance availability, accessibility and affordability of essential food commodities and crops.

Through its partnerships with various government entities in the UAE, Al Dahra played a vital rule in supporting the National Food Security Strategy 2051, the UAE aims to achieve zero hunger by ensuring access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round throughout the world. The strategy specifically aims to implement resilient agricultural practices that in-crease productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems.

To remedy this situation, cutting-edge technology is used over traditional farming techniques to maximize agricultural production and ensure a food-secure future. Implementing acceler-ated agri-tech innovation to allow for data-driven farming will help boost productivity, optimize yields, increase profitability and feed the world. Here are some of the ways through which data-driven agriculture can solve food security challenges.

Modern cutting-edge technology over traditional methods

In agriculture, like in most other fields, AI uses cutting-edge data, advanced analytics, and machine learning to help farmers shift from tradition to contemporary methods. Through tech, farmers get the tools they need to optimize crop yields. The effects of climate change can also be mitigated through methods such as smart irrigation.

AI improves farming efficiency

AI and IoT devices can be used to help farmers spend less time on demanding manual labor. It not only increases efficiency but also boosts productivity and crop yield. In farming, tech-nology can monitor climate changes, soil and allow farmers to make informed decisions about planting. By using precision farming enabled by adopting advanced technologies into agricul-ture, food production will be revolutionized.

Agri-tech is the future of farming

Technology has the ability to unlock agricultural productivity through the use of smart tools and platforms for precision farming. Agri-tech will also allow farmers to predict weather pat-terns better and make the most of scarce resources such as water resources.

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