The 9 billion question
One of the biggest challenges facing the world right now is finding new ways of how to feed the incredibly rapidly growing population. Scientists believe that by the year 2050, the world's population will exceed 9 billion people, and with this level of growth, the amount of produced food will also have to increase by 70 percent. This means that the significant changes within agriculture industry are bound to happen, as our ability to feed the world quite literally depends on it.
What needs to change?
Together with a constant technological development, the agricultural industry is moving forward faster than ever before. Big data, satellite technologies, GPS, and auto-steer systems are almost entirely changing the way how farmers go about their daily work tasks. However, this is not enough - farmers will have to become even more reliant on sustainable agriculture technology over time and adapt to new standards of agriculture.
Due to constantly growing and expanding automatization of the industry, future farms will require fewer but better-educated farmers that would closely work with other high-tech professionals like specialized data analysts and software providers.
The digital revolution of farming slowly but surely changes the face of agriculture, as well as the way that farmers are perceived by society. With the automotive machinery, one farmer can cover much more hectares of their field, which, in turn, frees up their time for the managerial decision-making processes. In order, to stay competitive, the future farmer will have to become a successful agricultural entrepreneur.
A new generation of farmers
Even though the improvement of technology pushes the world of agriculture forward, we still need a huge amount of human talent. If we will ever be able to find a way of how to sustainably feed the rapidly growing population, we will have to turn into a young, well-educated, energetic, ambitious and sympathetic generation of people and get them excited about the agriculture industry.
Fortunately, needed changes already started to happen. The ever-growing digitalization of the farms makes this industry more and more attractive and interesting to the future generation of agriculture professionals.