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Emerging Technology for Application in the Agri-Food Sector

With a growing population, urbanization, climate change, consumers’ demands, and limited resources, it is crucial for us to make use of science and technology to change the way we grow, process, preserve and transport our food in a safe and sustainable method.

Agri-food is a complex industry, which is challenging to initiate changes as it includes a wide range of processes, operations, and roles as food travels from the farm to the fork. However, on the other hand, this also creates lots of opportunities for entrepreneurs and technologists to disrupt the industry and create new efficiencies with agri-food tech at various points of the value chain.

In this article, we will examine 4 key emerging technologies that are revolutionizing the Agri-Food sector:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) in the Agri-Food Sector
  • Robotics in the Agri-Food Sector
  • Biotechnology in the Agri-Food Sector
  • Vertical Farming in the Agri-Food Sector

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Alvin Khoo, ADLSM
Alvin Khoo has substantive years of experience in supply chain analysis and operations, and specifically in the food industry. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Alvin completed the Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (ADLSM) course on October 2018 at SIPMM Institute.

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