Farm-Level Emissions Reductions - Part Three
Many believe that agriculture can be part of the solution to combating climate change through carbon sequestration. But for that to have a net positive impact, the industry also much work to reduce emissions. Farm Machinery manufacturers like AGCO are looking to get ahead of this trend though innovations that will help farmer customers be more efficient. In addition to machine and process efficiencies which we discussed yesterday, AGCO head of global sustainability Louisa Parker-Smith says operator efficiency is also a consideration.
Parker-Smith… “We continue to spend a lot of time and energy on training operators, working with our dealers to make sure that the operator has the right information to really minimize the way that they use fuel. That's really important, especially with large fleets or in developing markets like Africa and some other regions as well.”
Parker-Smith says they are also focusing on new technological innovations like connectivity, automation, robotics, future fuels, and electrification.
Parker-Smith… “So we committed to commercialize our Fendt E100 tractor, which is an electric battery tractor by 2025. So there's a huge amount there. It's a big piece. Hence why a lot of time and energy and investment has to go into developing that. But all of those ultimately roll down to more efficient operations, more efficient machines, and ultimately in the bottom line for the customer as well.”
AGCO outlined their priorities in their first ever sustainability report published earlier this year.