Key Drivers of the Implementation of Smart Technology in the Food Value Chain: Innovation for a sustainable Food Production
Karl-Armin Brohm. 

Karl-Armin Brohm, Economics and Management, Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 462-465 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6502068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The food industry faces big challenges. In the future, more and more people around the world will have to be fed. Re-search has shown that the world’s population will double by 2050. Accordingly, the productivity of the food industry must be doubled as well. In addition, agriculture must adapt to climate change and adapt food production to global warming. At the same time, the food industry must also use natural resources more sustainably and produce more environmentally friendly products in order to curb climate change. Increasing productivity while increasing sustainability at the same time has been a challenge so far. But new “smart” technology can change this situation. Innovative agricultural machines can communicate generated Date through the Internet of Things (IoT) with each other and to respond autonomously to the sent information. Through precision and resource-saving operation, this technology has the potential to increase the productivity of agriculture and sustainability at the same time. The benefits of implementing this technology are very extensive. There are also different key drivers along the food value chain, which promote the implementation of smart technologies in agriculture. Those will be shown in this review.
Keyword: Smart Technology, Food industry, Internet of things, Food value chain.
Scope of the Article: Software Engineering Techniques and Production Perspectives.