Perspective

Precision Agriculture and Food Security

Science  12 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5967, pp. 828-831
DOI: 10.1126/science.1183899

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Abstract

Precision agriculture comprises a set of technologies that combines sensors, information systems, enhanced machinery, and informed management to optimize production by accounting for variability and uncertainties within agricultural systems. Adapting production inputs site-specifically within a field and individually for each animal allows better use of resources to maintain the quality of the environment while improving the sustainability of the food supply. Precision agriculture provides a means to monitor the food production chain and manage both the quantity and quality of agricultural produce.

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