Digital farming: what you need to know about agriculture 4.0

The future of agriculture is digital: robots milk cows, drones map fields and sensors measure the nutrient content of the soil and vital data of animals. As in so many other industries, this is primarily about increasing efficiency and optimizing your own operations. However, issues such as sustainability and environmentally friendly management are also increasingly becoming the focus of farmers.

Balancing both aspects – more efficiency and more environmental protection – is becoming increasingly important. Because the challenges for the agricultural sector are increasing – this applies worldwide. Experts estimate that an additional three billion people will have to be fed in 2050. This means that more food has to be produced in a smaller area and with less use of natural resources. The digital transformation can be the key to this.