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Could drones revolutionise the agriculture sector?

19 10 28

BESIDES getting cool aerial shots of geographies, drone technology is expanding its popularity in agricultural use as well.

The demand for agricultural technology (AgTech) is on the rise as farmlands experience growing challenges from all sides.

Now, the global drone market is worth US$9 billion. Observations show that there’s a shift in focus towards developing industrial drones instead.

The forecasted world population of 9.8 billion by 2050 is pressuring for more food supply than ever. Moreover, stricter requirements are placed upon the agricultural sector as food science technology aggressively looks for new solutions.

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However, the biggest challenge that the AgTech is going to overcome is the manpower shortage resulting from urban migration and an aging population among farmers.


© Asian Correspondent