Innovations and Tech Adoption

Technological change has been the major driving force for increasing agricultural productivity, and for rising income. New technologies would enable farmers to raise yields, manage inputs more efficiently, adopt new production systems, and improve the quality of their products while conserving natural resources and adapting to climate challenges.

  • Over half of all survey respondents indicated they have plans to invest in new technologies or innovations in the near future for their operations

  • Of those employers who indicated they have plans to invest, 88% plan to make investments into new tech/innovations for their farm in the next 5 years
  • 56% of those employers indicated they have plans to make investments in new tech in the next two years
  • Farm automation to address labour gaps was selected as the largest investment for new tech/innovations
  • Green energy and efficient energy were also ranked highly for future investments, indicating possible solutions to climate change challenges