A growing number of people are asking whether the future of agriculture is more about agriculture than farming.
A new report, The Future of Agriculture and Farming, by The Agri-Food and Farming Foundation (AFF), argues that the answer is yes.
The report comes on the back of a survey of more than 3,000 farmers in Ireland.
In it, the majority of respondents said that they wanted to have an “electric future” – and that they would use the extra cash they earn to help pay for their electric bill.
But there are a few key differences between what people want and what they are actually capable of achieving.
The main takeaway from the survey is that people don’t want to be farming their way out of a future energy shortage.
They want to make better use of their farmland, which could mean a switch to using other energy sources.
The AFF report also finds that more people than ever want to invest in green infrastructure.
“We are increasingly seeing more people investing in green energy technologies and a growing number are becoming more aware of the benefits of investing in renewable energy,” said Dr. Fiona O’Connor, a senior researcher at AFF and co-author of the report.
In fact, the survey found that people are more open to the idea of investing into green infrastructure than they were in the past.
This is a sign that the green infrastructure sector is catching on.
“People are very open to investment in green technologies.
People are taking more ownership of their future energy, including their own homes and the buildings they want to build,” Dr. O’Connell said.
While there are some key differences in what people would like to achieve with the use of the extra money they earn, the overall message is the same.
There is a huge amount of potential for agriculture in the world of the future and the future for farming is not as uncertain as many people imagine.
“I don’t think there is any doubt that there is a potential for farmers to become more efficient and use less energy in their farms,” Dr O’Conner said.
“This is why it is important to be aware of what the future is about.”
This is the first time that a report on the future needs to be done on agriculture.
It is based on a survey that asked a range of questions about the future prospects of farming, including what the agri-food and farming industry could look like in a decade’s time.
The data is based upon a range, including how much people would be willing to pay to get their produce to market and how much of the world’s food supply would be made by them.
The survey found there is wide agreement that the agricultural sector will need to adapt to climate change, particularly as the average global temperature continues to rise.
However, there is disagreement on whether we are actually in the midst of an energy revolution.
The majority of people in the survey said they would be better off if they had access to clean, renewable energy in the future.
This includes people who said they might want to buy renewable energy from solar panels, wind turbines and biomass fuel cells.
However it is not clear how much this would actually translate into saving money on their electricity bills.
Another question in the study asked people to choose between two options – “to invest in more energy efficient and green infrastructure” or “to sell off some of my land and farm”.
Both options were deemed better than no investment at all.
It seems that a growing group of people want to find ways to use their farm land and their land-based infrastructure to achieve better results for the future, as opposed to simply trying to save money.