Agriculture has been around, in some form or another, forever. In the form we know it today, agriculture has been around for over 12,000 years. Amazing, isn’t it? So, how could this ancient field be improved and taken to a whole new level?
How can we boost the results of various agriculture processes and improve the lives of those who dedicate their time to farming, seeding and growing the food and supplements we all need? Well, the answer is quite simple and there are hundreds of people creating and developing new creative and innovative solutions for this field: Coding.
Not so long ago a new field in technology was funded, we are talking about Agritech. The concept “Agritech” is a mix of the words Agriculture and Technology; and understanding the principle that every field or industry can be improved with innovative and digital thinking, agriculture didn’t want to be left behind.
Today, we want to show you a few examples of Agritech ideas, companies and projects and to encourage your kids to learn how to code – you never know which field they’ll be improving tomorrow.
The world has changed, and the need to create sustainable solutions is more and more important every day. We cannot wait anymore, solutions need to be created today… and your kids might be the one developing them.
Some significant technological improvements for agriculture
Every positive change is the result of a long process of observation and the application of a vast skill set such as innovation, analytical thinking, creativity and teamwork (because most successful projects aren’t done in solo-mode). By observing the challenges agriculture has had for thousands of decades, many praiseworthy ideas have appeared to significantly improve the life quality of farmers.
Drip irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation system, originally developed in Israel, that has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly and directly into the roots of plants, either from above the soil surface or buried below the surface. The goal is to place water directly into the root zone and minimize evaporation, saving tons of water usage every day.
Robotics For Agriculture
Robotics for agriculture is now a thing. Do you remember we discussed the power of robotics and how important it is for your kids to learn how to program them? Well, they could even help farmers and the entire world of agriculture by doing so.
These robots can automate several agricultural processes. They can make harvesting, soil maintenance, weeding, planting, and even fruit picking way easier by creating smart algorithms as well as automatic processes and actions.
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This might feel like we are already in the future, and somehow, we are. Thanks to images delivered by satellites and smart sensors inside the soil, farmers can now better understand what’s going on with their crop variability, weather data according to their location, etc.
This can allow them not only to make better decisions but also to optimize returns on inputs while preserving resources at ever larger scales.
A mix of great innovative projects to add technology into agriculture
Israel is leading the way when we discuss technology for agriculture. Maybe it is because Israelis had to make the desert flourish, or maybe it is because of their well-earned name, the “Startup Nation”, but for some reason or another, this little Middle Eastern country is constantly developing new and breathtaking solutions for this field.
Take a look at this video and let yourself be surprised by 6 of the 7 solutions shown here (why only 6? Because we already talked about one of them). These technologies are making farming more efficient and more sustainable.
To improve the world of tomorrow, your kids need to learn coding today
See? In agriculture too there is space to innovate, to create new solutions, and to develop outstanding platforms that will make the life of many much easier. We couldn’t be more convinced that coding will be needed, sooner than later, in every existing field. But more than that, we truly believe that every kid should have the tools to create anything that they can think of.
If your kids can imagine a better way to do a certain something, or if they can think of a technological solution to an everyday tedious task we all do, they should have the tools to develop it! Give them the chance to create, to develop, and to imagine while doing. Take a look at our live online courses here.