AgriTech

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AgriTech is a Worldwide trend

Today we see we in many countries business startups come into existence, focused on AgriTech. These new companies are busy with creating and innovating concepts of insect farming, vertical farming, seed advancement, drone management and aquaculture.

The United Kingdom (UK), Israel, The Netherlands and Canada are the first countries where farmers and students dive into these new technologies, and to become Agritech entrepreneurs. We already see many, many other countries follow.

AgriTech covers a broad area of technologies and applications, including drones, IoT-based sensor networks, intelligent software analysis for pest and disease prediction, phase tracking, weather forecasts, automated irrigation, light and heat control, satellite photography and sensors, soil management and other involved analytical tasks, and biotech.

These are all great concepts to start using tomorrow in your antique farm, in order to survive the current shake out. You might not have thought about it, but you as a farmer can become a manufacturer of innovative agricultural products tomorrow.

Agriculture Technology

Technology just means applying knowledge. So any type of farming, whether it is old or new, contains agriculture technology. In Egypt and Ethiopia, people discovered how to build a wooden water wheel and how to bring water from the river to a higher-level to irrigate fields. This was great innovative technology that we might take granted today.

Today we all kinds of new technologies. For instance, a drone is a device that is cheap and we can use to film and photograph a field from high altitude, so we can analyze where it is dry or wet and where there places with incests or maybe spot a the beginning of a disease.

This information enables a farmer to irrigate the fields much more effective with less water and to use pesticides much more focused. Or learn why certain parts do have insects and others don't. It is not easy to just start using new agricultural technologies (AgriTech) on your farm.

In order to transform a farming company into an Agritech company you need to implement Agritech concepts in the strategy, business model and architecture of your company. It will change many things: products, services, business processes, IT systems, software applications, staff competences, new machines and equipment, etc.

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The above image shows an example of using drones for analyzing how much water and nutrition the crops, per square meter, need. This results in using much less water, nutrition and pesticide and much more crop.

Agriculture Industry

With more and more humans on earth, we need more and more sustainable agriculture. We all want a real agricultural revolution in farming. We only want the benefits and not the downside. But we do have these higher demands that the agriculture industry places on the natural environment, like soil exhaustion and it causes, according to some scientists, increased climate change.

On earth there are hundreds of thousands of farms. So agriculture is really an industry. Where companies are manufacturing all kinds of products we need in every day modern life.

So what do we do? Well, we innovate!

We try to think of and come up with new ways of farming that put less stress on nature. For instance, make less use of fossil fuel, produce less waste, reuse produced energy, work smarter and cleaner.

Use Dragon1 to make AgriTech part of your strategy or to embed it in your business model and design architecture and transformation scenarios with it. Then, you as a farmer, are ready for the next innovation wave in Agriculture. You don't need to stop your agricultural company. Instead with AgriTech + Dragon1, you can double the size of the value of it.

How do you use Dragon1 for AgriTech?

What is AgriTech? AgriTech as a word is a combination of Agriculture and Technology. Agritech stands for the use of technology in agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture. AgriTech companies aim for improving yield, effectivity, efficiency, sustainability and profitability. Agritech companies deliver products, services or applications derived from agriculture, that significantly improve the various input and output processes.

What is Dragon1? Dragon1 is an online software platform with which you can design and realize the architecture of a business startup from A-Z or visualize the digital transformation of a big existing company. Dragon1 is called the SaaS platform for Enterprise Architecture.

AgriTech Transformation in 7 Steps

You can transform your farming company into an afgritech company in 7 steps using Dragon1.

These 7 steps are:

  • Analyze your current strategy map and design a future strategy map
  • Analyze your current business model and design a future business model
  • Analyze your current enterprise architecture blueprint and design a future enterprise architecture blueprint
  • Develop a detail AgriTech roadmap
  • Develop three AgriTech transformation scenarios and choose the best one
  • Startup projects to follow the scenario and build the conceptual blueprint

Dragon1 as SaaS platform for Enterprise Architecture is perfectly suited to use for designing, visualizing and managing your AgriTech strategy and business model.

Often AgriTech concepts and solutions are complicated and require a lot of secure and thorough implementation, in order to get it working and paying off.

The Dragon1 open EA Method approach with its concepts and principles (defined as working mechanisms of concepts) is maybe the best way to transform your farming company into an AgriTech company.

What is Agriculture?

We have been using the term agriculture quite often on this page. But not everyone is familiar with that term. The definition of agriculture is: the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for growing crops and rearing animals in order to provide food, wool, and other products.

Interested to use Dragon1 for your AgriTech transformation?

If you are interested in using Dragon1 for AgriTech, you can contact us via info@dragon1.com. We are very happy to discuss your ideas and needs in visualization, design, analysis and management of AgriTech.

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