Dr Erjiang Fu will present a comprehensive overview of a modern ICT architecture for agriculture, showing how new technologies can be used to improve efficiency and precision in the future.
One critical challenge facing the world today is to feed more with less.
On the one hand there is the rapid decrease of available land and water resources for agriculture; on the other hand there is the urgent demand to solve food security and food safety problems.
Australia is a major producer and exporter of agricultural products with yearly agriculture-related earnings of $155billion.
Research has shown that agricultural productivity can be improved by 30% while production costs can be reduced by 50% via the development of precision agriculture.
Geospatial technologies, integrated with other platform technologies such as cloud computing, big data analytics, the internet of things (IoT), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and robotics, provide core support for precision agriculture.
The application of these technologies in precision agriculture can boost productivity and lessen the impact on the environment at the same time.
In this talk Dr Fu will provide a reference model for many precision agriculture ICT system designs and developments.
He will take a holistic approach at a high level for future agriculture, illustrating how the above mentioned new technologies are involved in the whole lifecycle of the agriculture from the land to market then to the consumers.