Why does agriculture matter?

Agriculture feeds the world. With a world population over 7.3 billion and increasing concerns about the economics and sustainability of the food system, that’s a big responsibility. Consumers also have a responsibility to make informed food choices that support local and global agriculture.
Agriculture is considered by some to be the job of the future. And the future of farming is said to be high tech, and low impact on the environment. Smart agriculture uses bio and digital technologies and “smart” practices to respond and adapt to its growing global role.
The sustainable production of food is crucial for the world’s growing population. Sustainability can be an evolving concept as more is learned about best practices that protect ecosystems, allow us to raise and grow safe food products and protect the livelihoods of local farmers.

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