“Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.” Opening lines by Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug at a lecture delivered in 1970.
Agriculture has been at the core of the evolution of human civilization, thriving alongside humanity. However, despite its crucial role, the agricultural industry has advanced at a slower pace as compared to other trades. This is partially because of the complacency in the farm sector. However, this is fast changing. Here are some of the challenges facing agriculture, and how advanced technologies are getting integrated to benefit the farming sector.