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Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture management practices can significantly reduce the amount of nutrient and other crop inputs used while boosting yields.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

Any similar ecoregion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecoregion) can learn from similar/synonymous ecoregions in areas of higher affluence.

WHO BENEFITS?

The poor with little margin for error.

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

Any country which shares similar ecoregions with the US (i.e., countries with significant publicized studies in agricultural nutrient ROI) can benefit lower-income countries sharing similar ecological conditions.

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • This idea is meant to inspire - I hope someone else takes it on!

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I do not have experience working in a sector related to my idea

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Not yet.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!

I'm not qualified to elaborate further than the authors of the articles referenced in the wikipedia articles above.

From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precision_agriculture


Precision agriculture management practices can significantly reduce the amount of nutrient and other crop inputs used while boosting yields. Farmers thus obtain a return on their investment by saving on phytosanitary and fertilizer costs. The second, larger-scale benefit of targeting inputs—in spatial, temporal and quantitative terms—concerns environmental impacts. Applying the right amount of inputs in the right place and at the right time benefits crops, soils and groundwater, and thus the entire crop cycle. Consequently, precision agriculture has become a cornerstone of sustainable agriculture, since it respects crops, soils and farmers. Sustainable agriculture seeks to assure a continued supply of food within the ecological, economic and social limits required to sustain production in the long term. Precision agriculture therefore seeks to use high-tech systems in pursuit of this goal.


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Hi Logan,   happy to discuss this with you, as I am in this field.  There are some ideas that come to mind which may help.  My email is oz@agroanalitix.com  so feel free to send me an email and we shall talk. Thanks!

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