Let's talk about numbers. Despite efforts to reach the United Nations Zero Hunger goal by 2030, more than 820 million
people still experienced a lack of food last year. And at the same time, more than a third of all produced food never reached the table - it was either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in developed countries. This results in around 1.3 billion tons of wasted food
, worth nearly $1 trillion. The world is facing challenges at every stage of food production. As global food demand is projected to double in 30 years due to rising populations, farmers and agricultural suppliers will increasingly be expected to do more with less by improving productivity from limited resources and inputs.
Fortunately, a number of innovations already exist to increase crop yields and ensure the sustainable growth of the global agricultural industry. While traditional farming relied on managing fields based on volatile predictions and intuition, new collaborations between the technology and agriculture industries are challenging the conventional methods of farming.