#Farming Friday 26: Technology is Transforming the Farm

Thought + Food


There is a new buzzword in the investing world and it is “ag-tech”; funds are pouring in to bring the latest technology into the farm sector and transform food production. From farming apps to robots that trim lettuce and software that calculates the grass required for grazing cattle.

To the farmer it means the ability to do more and be more accurate with inputs now that sensors on on farm machinery, GPS data from satellites and a host of other applications. Like any other technological development, there are questions about how best to incorporate the new technology but it seems certain to play a huge role in the way food is grown in the future.

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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