The link between agriculture, climate change, and agribusiness dialization for 90% of the world’s population is not obvious. However, it is not.
On the one hand, agriculture is one of the biggest factors contributing to climate change on the planet. It accounts for 24% of the greenhouse gas emissions generated by man, so it is the second largest source of emissions in the world after the energy sector. This data is reported by the EPA (https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/global-greenhouse-gas-emissions-data), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
On the other hand, agribusiness is among the most affected by climate change. The planet is warming, floods and drought occur more often, crop yields are decreasing, respectively profits are reduced every year in those farmers who work in the style of “grandfather so sowed, father sowed, I will sit so”.
Estimates show that climate change can reduce global productivity by 17% by 2050, according to PNAS (https://www.pnas.org/content/111/9/3274), the National Academy of Sciences in the United States.
Global research conducted within CGIAR Research Program (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0030727018815332) shows that IT technologies will play a major role in the sustainable development of agribusiness by 2030. Recall that the Sustainable Development Program was adopted by the United Nations, back in 2015 and has 17 main goals.
IT solutions should increase the productivity and incomes of agrarians in the direction of business processes optimization and the introduction of systems of accurate farming.
According to the World Economic Forum (http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Innovation_with_a_Purpose_VF-reduced.pd…), if 20-25% of agribusiness enterprises go to exact land farming, global yields can increase by 10-15% by 2030, and greenhouse gas emissions will decrease by 10%.
What is the situation in Ukraine?
Climate change, increase in dry regions in Ukraine – grows from year to year. The problems of land processing are similar to the whole world, but we have one feature – the absence of a transparent land market today and its launch in 2021. Then there will be a period of adaptation and equipment, de jure, up to 2025, de facto, 2030 and not beyond the mountains. What should be done with a unique Ukrainian agrarian phenomenon – “chess”, where the incredible funds of Ukrainian agriculture are buried?
What is it?
Chess is a chaotic arrangement of the shares within the field, where the areas and the right to process belong to different persons, are not consolidated into a single array, and may not have common borders.
Management of the land bank is one of the key issues for agro-companies in Ukraine today and its decision, as a rule, depends on the success of business in this sphere. Our team works and constantly improves the basic IT module of AgriChain Land for the management of the land bank.
One of the main elements of AgriChain Land is a set of tools for working with interactive maps. In the system, all layers of the map are divided into two groups:
technological – layers generated automatically in the system on the basis of the geometry of objects in the database (laying of contours of areas on fields for the reception of technical losses, separate layers on terms of contracts validity, type of property of sites, etc.);
user layers are layers of the map created by users themselves and independently filled with data (both with built-in tools for creating objects and with loading data from files).
This allows adjusting flexibly to the needs of clients when the existing set of technological layers does not fully satisfy the needs of the client in displaying information on the map.
Since work on the calculation of technological layers of the card requires considerable system resources, all recalculations of technological layers are performed once a day in the database. This allows you to reduce the load on the plugin and to see the current status of objects on the map every day
Remote management of the land bank is a reduction of trips, field trips, fewer offline communications, and a reduction in the number of personnel for data processing. The advantages are more than obvious. The transition to the figure is a very urgent issue for the Ukrainian agrarian sector. Choose a thorny path and try it by yourself with a bunch of different it-solutions, or get experience and results so that you do not stay in the country of the world’s rate of digitalization – everyone decides independently.