However, advances in agricultural technology and increased agricultural productivity can help farmers to keep up with the global demand and introduce new more ecological and environmentally friendly agricultural practices. But what is agricultural productivity, how is it measured, and how can it be improved? We will discuss all of this in our article.
What is agricultural productivity?
Measurements of agricultural productivity
Another popular metric is total factor productivity (TFP). This is a ratio that compares the amount of output to all the inputs that were used in the operation. Increases in TFP are generally associated with the implementation of new farming technology.
Modern farmers often use specialized software to track the productivity of their farms. For instance, FieldBee farmers report using farm management software to keep track of agricultural productivity.
Ways to improve agricultural productivity
- Smarter irrigation – install modern irrigation systems to minimize the use of water and increase crop yields.
- Use nitrogen fertilizers – this can increase yields on your fields by over 30%.
- Choose heat and drought-resistant crops – selecting hardy crop varieties can improve yields by over 20% without additional investments.
- Implement conservation tillage – this technique can save you a significant amount of time and resources.
- Use farm management apps – this software can help you track all of your operations, record what resources were used, etc.
- Implement FieldBee autosteering technology – this will increase the precision of your machinery, decrease the amount of seeds and fertilizer you use, free up your hands for other tasks, and increase your profits by as much as 120 euro per hectare.