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Precision agriculture and food security.

Research paper by Robin R Gebbers, Viacheslav I VI Adamchuk

Indexed on: 13 Feb '10Published on: 13 Feb '10Published in: Science



Abstract

Precision agriculture comprises a set of technologies that combines sensors, information systems, enhanced machinery, and informed management to optimize production by accounting for variability and uncertainties within agricultural systems. Adapting production inputs site-specifically within a field and individually for each animal allows better use of resources to maintain the quality of the environment while improving the sustainability of the food supply. Precision agriculture provides a means to monitor the food production chain and manage both the quantity and quality of agricultural produce.