CAS Seasonal School: How Technology is Impacting Agribusiness
16-20 November 2020, Virtual
The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050. According to the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) global agricultural productivity must increase by 50% – 70% to be able to feed the world population in 2050. Other researchers consider that reducing the waste of food would be enough.
Factors if not obstacles to be considered to meet global food demand by 2050 and beyond:
- Less arable land: As cities are growing, the space allowed to agriculture is shrinking.
- Climate change: Impacting dramatically agribusiness.
- Role of the agribusiness on the GHG emissions.
- Planet boundaries and the role of agribusiness.
- Availability of fresh water.
- Soil degradation.
The need has never been greater for innovative and sustainable solutions and technology should lead to significant improvement in our food and nutritional security.
In this seasonal school, prestigious researchers and experts from all over the world will present the problems and challenges agribusiness is facing and how technologies such as IoT, AI, Machine Learning, sensors, electronic circuits, electronic systems, ICs, etc., can be applied to improve and solve the majority of those problems.
This is the first of a series of “Technology and Agribusiness” Seasonal Schools. It will be a meeting point for professionals working on Precision and Smart Agriculture, as well as professionals working on IoT, sensors, electronic circuits, electronic systems, ICs, etc.
We invite you to participate in this first version of the Technology and Agribusiness Seasonal School, which due to the pandemic will be 100% online and free of charge.