Who will be the farmer of the future? The globally renowned agricultural and food expert Prof. Louise Fresco raised this question in her talk on the ‘future of farming’ at the recent biennial Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in the Hague. Louise, who has previously held the position of Assistant Director-General of the UN’s FAO, laid out many possibilities.
She said the farmer of the future will be a little robot that cuts the bell peppers, with a very intricate 3-D system and knows exactly what the bell peppers are. The farmer of the future will also be a person who manages a vertical farm in a city inside a building with LED lights or alongside city’s sewerage system; he will probably have no farming background but will know how to make use of digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI).
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