Precision Agriculture: Benefits and Challenges for Technology Adoption and Use
Precision Agriculture: Benefits and Challenges for Technology Adoption and Use, Report No. GAO-24-105962, Jan. 2024
Precision Agriculture: Benefits and Challenges for Technology Adoption and Use PrintPrecision Agriculture: Benefits and Challenges for Technology Adoption and Use, Report No. GAO-24-105962, Jan 2024 Precision agriculture uses technologies such as GPS or automation to make farms more efficient. For example, farmers can use auto-steering equipment to precisely plant a field, and activity monitors can help dairy farmers collect data about their cows' health. In this Technology Assessment, we review the benefits and challenges of precision agriculture technologies. They can make farms more profitable and have environmental benefits—like reducing fertilizer runoff in waterways. But they can also be complex and have high up-front costs, making it hard for some farmers to access them. We examine policy options to help address these challenges.
Publication type:
project report
Publication language:
English
Publication date:
2024
Publication URL:
https://www.gao.gov/assets/d24105962.pdf
Institute:
Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (STAA)
Country:
United States of America
Project:
Precision Agriculture: Benefits and Challenges for Technology Adoption and Use (STAA)

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