By 2050 there will be more than 9 Billion on the planet, and they all need to eat, and farmers will need to produce 70% more food. With modern farming techniques improving, the technologically advanced farmer can help feed the ever-growing population. In the 1960s in the US, one farmer can feed 26 people, in 2020 it’s over 150, but by 2050 each farmer will need to feed more than 260 people; all on the same amount of land.
5G can help them do that!
The upcoming 5G generation network is about 100 times faster than the current 4G, allowing for much quicker communication between devices and servers; while carrying much more data load than previous networks. Technology has the proven potential to have a transformative effect on the global economy through several different venues, and farming is one of the most outstanding ones to analyze.
Already in Europe, 5G managed to increase the capability, precision, and efficiency of the farming system. Smart farming innovation demonstrated planting, tending, and harvesting crops hands-free ; ensuring that the farm is as efficient as possible. Using sensors to collate real-time information about fertilization, livestock, and moisture needs, helping to conserve energy. Cows can produce the highest amount of milk and are kept as healthy as possible. The potential benefits for the industry are proven successful with the promise to feed more people.