As seen in the 25 Year Environment Plan, the UK Government prioritises measuring biodiversity and eco-system health as well as reducing emissions as a result of land practices, whilst supporting the agricultural sector as a vital component of the UK’s economy. However, there are limits to the contribution of land when addressing climate change. The global population is forecast to hit 9.7 billion by 2050 and demand for food is set to dramatically increase. Therefore crop yield measurements will become increasingly important to ensure security of supply, including monitoring crop growth for phenotyping and precision farming.
Careful and accurate measurement of data will enable AFOLU to respond, react and plan effectively for a more sustainable approach to food production and land management.