HARVEST INNOVATIONAGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
The world’s population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. To feed this growing population, the world will need to increase food production by up to 70 percent.
Agriculture Technology is tackling the challenge, optimizing limited resources. Emerging technologies increasingly relegate food shortages. Tech assisted farming regulates water management and soil analytics. Innovations create new ways of farming including indoor and vertical farming. This industry is growing.
The smart agriculture market is expected to reach $23.4 billion by 2025. The global agriculture equipment market size was $139 billion in 2018.
GROWING FOODIN AN ARID CLIMATE
From indigenous people farming thousands of years ago using canal systems to water recapture innovations today, Arizonans know AgTech. The state’s experts are engineering innovative ways to grow food in an arid climate.
Arizona’s private sector is trailblazing automated farm tractor technology, climate control systems, sustainable microalgae products to improve soil health and more. Industry disruptors developed automated vehicles with guidance and auto-steering solutions for efficiency and reduce harmful tilling.
The state’s universities are developing Unmanned Aircraft Systems to pollinate date palms and automated vehicles to make farming more efficient. Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability has more than 500 scientists, scholars and fellows dedicated to innovating sustainable solutions.
#1 STATE IN THE NATION
for lettuce and leafy greens during the winter months
agriculture economy in Arizona
in Arizona's agriculture industry
800 Arizona farms
use renewable energy producing systems
The brightest minds in this dynamic industry have been engineering innovative ways to grow foods right in Arizona. With path-breaking research and partnerships with the private sector, scientists in Arizona are developing cost-effective, sustainable methods for solving food shortages.