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The Data-Driven Farm

"Mr. Tom is as much a chief technology officer as he is a farmer. Where his great-great-grandfather hitched a mule, 'we’ve got sensors on the combine, GPS data from satellites, cellular modems on self-driving tractors, apps for irrigation on iPhones,' he said.

The demise of the small family farm has been a long time coming. But for farmers like Mr. Tom, technology offers a lifeline, a way to navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of making a living from the land. It is also helping them grow to compete with giant agribusinesses."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 2014 4:42 PM

The New York Times article associated with the video above offers a great glimpse into the inner works of how agribusiness technologies have transformed the American family farm.  


Tags: agriculture, food production, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:41 PM

The New York Times article associated with the video above offers a great glimpse into the inner works of how agribusiness technologies have transformed the American family farm.  

 

Tags: agriculture, food production, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture.

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Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture

Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture | Sustainable imagination | Scoop.it

Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies to convince city officials of urban farming's positive impact.

 

 


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Marcus Taylor's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:40 AM

Urban Agriculture faces a myriad of challenges to enter the mainstream of urban development in the pursuit of "SmartCities" Worth a browse.

Daniel Moura's curator insight, January 23, 2015 4:22 AM
Many cities (like NYC) are leaving old prejudices behind and are converting green areas and unused land to urban agriculture. Improving food security and resilience, reduce city's ecological footprint, supporting pollinators, increasing biodiversity and building sense of community are just a few examples of the benefits it provides
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How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land?

How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land? | Sustainable imagination | Scoop.it

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Crissy Borton's comment, September 11, 2012 8:36 PM
Looking at purchasing a house in the next year or so and this is one thing we have been looking at. Although we don't want to raise our own meat we would like to grow everything else we eat.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:44 PM

Good visual representation of what it would take to be self sufficient.

Chris Scott's curator insight, July 14, 2013 9:51 AM

If you need a backyard that is about 2 acres to live off the land imagine how big of a backyard you would need if you had a family of 8.

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(R)évolutionnons l'agriculture !

Chacun d'entre nous peut participer à construire une agriculture saine, durable et locale ! Rejoignez la (R)évolution des colibris !

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Raphael Souchier's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:58 PM

La nouvelle agriculture est là...

Laurent Lebot's curator insight, May 4, 2013 5:23 PM

Manger bio et local, de saison !

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L'Europe ''consomme'' trop de terres

L'Europe ''consomme'' trop de terres | Sustainable imagination | Scoop.it

"Les Européens devraient diminuer leur consommation, notamment de viande, afin de réduire leur empreinte "terres", soit le nombre d'hectares nécessaires pour satisfaire leurs besoins, selon un rapport de l'ONG Les Amis de la Terre Europe."


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Raphael Souchier's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:46 PM
L'Europe, via ses importations de produits agricoles mais aussi manufacturés, utilise 44% de terres en plus que son propre domaine foncier. Cela signifie que l'Europe importe l'équivalent de plus de cinq fois la superficie de la France.