Climate smart agriculture management practices focus on building soil health, increasing carbon storage in woody plants and soil, improving water use efficiency, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with agricultural practices.
How does smart agriculture work?
Smart farming is a management concept focused on providing the agricultural industry with the infrastructure to leverage advanced technology – including big data, the cloud and the internet of things (IoT) – for tracking, monitoring, automating and analyzing operations.
What are the climate-smart agricultural practices?
It aims to “sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes, build resilience and capacity of agricultural and food systems to adapt to climate change, and reduce or remove greenhouse gases while enhancing national food security” (Neufeldt et al. 2013).
What do the CSA strategies aim at?
CSA technologies and practices that improve efficiency in livestock systems while simultaneously reducing emissions may include: improved animal feed and feeding techniques to reduce methane and nitrous oxide, improved breeding, adapted manure storage and management practices, and improved pastures and management of …
Why do we need smart agriculture practices in this 21st century?
The aim of smart farming is to help the decision-making process for better farm management. A system that optimises and examines how small to large scale farming can aid the production output as well as focuses on the preservation of resources.
What is smart farming in simple words?
Smart Farming represents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into agriculture, leading to what can be called a Third Green Revolution.
What are the 3 pillars of CSA?
Our framework to assess the current CSA assessment tools is based on ALL of the three CSA pillars: food security, adaptation, and mitigation (Figure 1).
What are the benefits of climate smart agriculture?
The effects of climate change can be solved by climate smart agriculture such as developing new varieties which are tolerant to heat, salinity and resistant to floods and drought, improving water management, following new agricultural technologies such as resource conservation and effective management techniques, crop …
What are the 3 main objectives that CSA aim to tackle?
It aims to tackle three main objectives: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes; adapting and building resilience to climate change; and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible.
What is the goal of the smart agriculture and food project?
Our goal is to grow Alberta’s economy and enhance Alberta’s knowledge workforce through development and application of emerging technology. We invest in projects that focus on the following: The development of science, processes and products required to support smart agriculture.