Farming outside from inside the home

Farming Monthly National|June 2020

Farming outside from inside the home
Farmers have been labelled critical to the COVID-19 response, as they ensure our home-grown food continues to fill our vital supply chains.

Due to the recent crisis, farmers who directly supply restaurants and cafés have faced a fall in demand of70-80 percent. Farmers now have challenges with recruiting harvest labour and whilst there is no vaccine, they need to plan for a reduced workforce. Technology can support this.

A highly pressurised and isolated work environment has been amplified due to COVID- 19, and with anything but essential travel to farms stopped, advisors and agronomists have had to adapt.It seems the challenges and disruption agriculture has been faced with are set to stay for some time.

Farmers need tools to make their working ecosystem easier to manage and to support key business decisions.COVID-19 is making workers look at new and more efficient ways of making their businesses sustainable during turbulent times. Technology can also support this. With the pressure the industry is under, AgSpace’s agronomy clients are set to fulfil a vital role in the coming months. By assisting their own farming clients through the Contour platform, crop and soil advice can continue to be delivered in an accurate and productive way.

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June 2020