As population grows we need to find a way to produce much more food, with less resources in a more sustainable way. The first major step-growth in agricultural production happed more than 100 years ago with the advent of nitrate based mineral fertilizer. Already then Yara played a pivotal role.
As our challenges grow we need new tools to even maintain, let alone improve the way we grow food. We believe Digital Farming is one key answer to these challenges.
Digital disruption can unlock multiple benefits for the farmer. As a consequence, the farmer has many more opportunities to optimize:
Digital farming give us the opportunity to realize a step-change in food production:
Digital Farming is set up to help shape the future tools from Yara. We explore how to transfer our unique knowledge and help farmers increase yield and reduce emissions based on new ways of collaborating and new technologies.
In March 2018 Yara launched Atfarm which enables farmers and advisors to optimize nitrogen application and fertilize variably based on satellite data and N-Sensor algorithm.
In 2019 YaraIrix was brought to market. This solution is app based and can be used with the new developed tool N-clip that turns smartphones into a sophisticated nutrient sensor.
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Yara and IBM will work together to deliver the world’s most comprehensive global digital farming platform for Yara’s clients globally by drawing on the two companies’ complementary capabilities: Yara’s deep expertise and footprint in the agriculture business and IBM’s digital platforms, expertise and services in data analytics, AI, IoT, Blockchain and research.
The Yara/IBM collaboration is centered around a joint vision to make a real difference in food production. The aim is to make farming more productive and more sustainable by combining more than a century worth of agronomic knowledge with pioneering technology.
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Yara launches YaraIrix, a tool for precision farming that allows farmers to measure crop Nitrogen requirements using their smartphones. Nitrogen analysis has traditionally required expensive equipment, restricting farmers’ access to the technology. With YaraIrix, Yara aims to make precision farming accessible to all farmers.
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