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  • Artificial Intelligence

    FAO/Lekha Edirisinghe

    Today, artificial intelligence and robots have become an integral part of most agricultural processes. Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being utilized for the benefit of farmers and the agriculture industry as a whole. 

    Weather forecasting is one of the important aspects for farmers. Flying robots can help farmers with tasks such as crop monitoring, soil analysis and pest control, while AI software can help  predict weather conditions and make decisions about when to plant, harvest and apply pesticides, as well as reduce vulnerability to environmental extremes.

  • Agrobiodiversity

    Agricultural biodiversity is a broad term that includes all components of biological diversity of relevance to food and agriculture, and...

  • Functional foods

    Functional foods containing significant levels of biologically active components which provide desirable health benefits beyond basic nutrition. These are especially...

  • Colluvium

    Soil erosion is a global phenomenon that is exacerbated by intensive agriculture and reinforce the small-scale soil heterogeneity. While reduced...

  • Seedling emergence

    Seedling emergence is one of the most important phenological event that influences the success of an annual plant. Emergence represents...

  • Hydroacoustics

    Hydroacoustic techniques are currently the most efficient tool to study the aquatic environments remotely, giving a continuous high spatial resolution...