With the world population predicted to increase by 2 billion by 2050, there is an increasing need to produce more food with the same land area. Precision agriculture, sometimes described as the third agricultural revolution, uses new technologies to optimise the use of inputs such as water, fertiliser and fuel in farming, leading to improved yields and reduced inputs and cost. Some of the technologies used include robotics, big data, satellite imagery, drones and internet of things devices.
Precision agriculture has been identified as a key technology in the transition to sustainable agriculture, for both high and low income countries. Our two speakers are both innovators pioneering engineering solutions for precision agriculture applications.
This talk promises to be an inspiring look at this emerging area of practice.
About the Speakers
Prof Salah Sukkarieh is Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney, and CEO of Agerris, a new Agtech startup company developing autonomous robotic solutions to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability.
Dr Tim Parson is chief technical officer and design central facilitator from Food Agility CRC, a $150million+ innovation hub that is creating new digital technologies and services to benefit the Australian agrifood industry.