AgriTech Revolution: Next-Generation Supply Chain in America's Agriculture

Joseph Seun Adesiyan

Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, USA.

Andrew Everton Raffington *

Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

With the advent of the 21st century, a novel era of technological advancement has profoundly impacted several sectors, with the inclusion agriculture. This paper examines the transformative task of evolving technologies in reorchestrating the agricultural supply chain during the revolutionary wave of AgriTech in American agriculture. As part of this research, we will analyze how cutting-edge technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, bigdata, and blockchain, are being integrated, and examine how these technologies have an impact on agricultural practices, supply chain efficiency, and sustainability in general. With a comprehensive literature review and case study analysis, the study explores AgriTech in the United States and its trajectory towards a more data-driven, automated, and interconnected agriculture industry. The paper determines how these innovations lead to increased crop yields, improved resource management, and extra transparent and robust supply chains. Furthermore, the research addresses the challenges, including the digital divide, investment barriers, and skill gaps, which could impede the widespread adoption of these technologies. Furthermore, our study reignites the opportunities presented by AgriTech, such as reduced environmental footprint, improved food safety, and the potential to meet the increasing global food demand sustainably. The future endeavor speculates on the evolving landscape of AgriTech, positing a scenario where advanced technologies not only dictate farming practices but also reshape the entire food supply chain, from farm to fork. Hence, the research presents a critical analysis of the next-generation supply chain in American agriculture, driven by AgriTech innovations. The result aims to provide valuable insights for stakeholders such as farmers, agribusinesses, technology providers, policymakers, and consumers, offering a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic interplay between technology and agriculture in the modern era.

Keywords: Agri tech revolution, American agricultural, supply chain


How to Cite

Adesiyan , J. S., & Raffington , A. E. (2024). AgriTech Revolution: Next-Generation Supply Chain in America’s Agriculture. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 14(2), 254–272. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2024/v14i23943

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