Series: Is Precision Agriculture the Way to Peak Cropland?

Precision agriculture—a set of technologies that optimize inputs to maximize yields—may be the most important innovation for peaking farming's land footprint in the twenty-first century. In this essay, Breakthrough's conservation director Linus Blomqvist and Applied Innovation's David Douglas examine trends in food demand and crop yields, uncovering how precision technologies like sensors and GPS-guided tractors can help farmers grow more food on less land.

 

Essay

Is Precision Agriculture the Way to Peak Cropland? David Douglas and Linus Blomqvist 

 

Responses

Revolution in Africa, Calestous Juma

Peak Farmland is an Ecological Imperative, Mark Lynas

 

Video

Visualizing Agricultural Innovation