What is food security in agriculture?

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Concerning agriculture, food security recognizes that all people have the right to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. Sustainable agriculture addresses the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The term "food security" can be defined as a condition in which all people in all communities have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food security is more than just a network of food distribution systems. It includes production and consumption measures, producer access to land and markets, avoidance of hunger, and social protection. 

Agricultural found to have a significant impact on the complex interactions between food security and sustainability worldwide and in various situations, especially to the economy and food security. Also, agriculture has an ethical impact on people's lives, animals, and plants. Thus, precision agriculture must strengthen the food security pillars to fulfill all populations. There are four points of food security pillars that agribusiness essential to understand:

  • Accessibility

Agribusiness must have physical transport to distribute the food and access market infrastructure. Hopefully, it can add purchase power. 

  • Food availability

Agribusiness can produce appropriate food available, including for agriculture local production, export, or food aid. 

  • Utilization

Agribusiness must apply safe and hygiene manufacturing processes from production, harvesting, storage to distribution. 

  • Stability

Agribusiness needs to process and manufacture food production consistently and stable. 

How precision agriculture links to food security and sustainability

The global population grows as well as the amount of cultivated land. Today, 7.4 billion people acquire 9.8 billion hectares of land for agricultural purposes (about 3 acres per person). The population approximates to reach 10 billion by 2050. It means there will be an 8% increase in the global population by 2050. There is a fundamental need for more efficient land use and increased crop yield. Therefore, it is where precision agriculture comes into play. Precision agriculture is just starting to emerge, and it will continue to develop so that it can be more precise. There are many benefits associated with precision agriculture, such as the potential for significant yield increases and savings in resource inputs, improved farm profitability through increased efficiency, reduced environmental impact, and greater food security.

Precision agriculture has three main components supporting food security and sustainability: source to field mapping, field analysis, and monitoring, decision support system, and plantation management. Avirtech, a leading precision agriculture technology, has started using these three components to increase crop yields and reduce the environmental impact of farming. We have precision multispectral mapping, precision spraying, and plantation-connected management that can assist the food security and sustainability process. 

  • Precision multispectral mapping

Regardless of the weather, topography, or soil condition, Avirtech drones enable fast mapping services to assist in developing and processing maps on the ground.

  1. Precision tree counting and crop emerge.

  2. Tree growth monitoring.

  3. Irrigation planning and controlling.

  4. Contour line for detecting soil quality.

  5. Early pests detection.

  6. Gap analysis for harvesting optimization.

  • Precision spraying

Avirtech's spraying responses to maximize the use of inputs (seed, water, and chemicals) respond more quickly to threats (weeds, pests, and fungi).

  1. Well-distributed fertilization for less cost.

  2. Accurate spraying for the pests points to an invisible area.

  3. Distribute the seeds quickly and effectively.

  4. Reducing chemical human side effects.

  • Plantation-connected management

Increase efficiency and sustainability by leveraging advanced solutions for plantation conditions.

  1. Monitoring plantation in real-time for weather, water level, soil moisture, pH, humidity, etc.

  2. GPS tracking for harvest monitoring and fraud prevention.

  3. Mobility tracking sensors for workforce conditions and assets' locations.

At Avirtech, we are experts in precision agriculture and digitalization. Our technology links to food security and sustainability, ensuring that your crops are healthy and protected. Learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your agricultural goals of securing food and its sustainability. Contact us at info@avirtech.co today to get started.

Posted by : Nurhayati Published At : 28/03/2022 15:13:24


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