Proagrica, the leading independent provider of connectivity and data-led insight across the agriculture and animal health markets, have published a new report examining key trends and changes that will influence agriculture supply chains in the near future. Central to this is smart data usage and connectivity being used to unlock more and more functionality and capabilities, with businesses and individual users seizing these to drive new approaches that prioritize value and productivity.
“Over a relatively short period, technological innovations have begun to transform every link in the supply chain,” says Lindsay Suddon, Chief Strategy Officer at UK-based Proagrica. “Agribusinesses now understand the necessity of digital technologies and connectivity to make their operations more valuable and efficient,” he said in a press release.
Key agribusiness trends, as outlined in the report, include:
1. Connectivity boosts productivity – The ability to communicate instantly and accurately with customers and supply chain partners will deliver significant value.
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2. The Internet of Things – Interconnected devices across the supply chain will increase the ability and efficiency of suppliers and growers by cutting costs and boosting efficiency.
3. Precision agriculture – Advanced data communication will allow seamless integration, making precision agriculture more simple, intuitive, and connected.
4. Actionable insights – Actionable insights, formulated via smart analytics, can provide efficiency gains and clear decisions backed by data.