Tutorials in Circuits and Systems Series

Technology and Agribusiness

How Technology is Impacting Agribusiness

Edited by Victor Grimblatt
October 2021
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    River Publishers
  • ISBN 9788770225977
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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September 2021
More details
  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    22nd September
  • ISBN 9788770225960
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

The world population is growing, and it is expected that in 2050 there will be 9.7 billion inhabitants on the Earth. According to FAO (United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization) we need to increase the productivity of agriculture by between 50% and 70% to be able to feed the world population at that time. Other researchers think that reducing the wastage of food may be enough to handle the 2050 population.

Several factors must be considered to ensure that humanity is able to feed the world's population in 2050 and beyond:

  • Less arable land: As cities are growing, the space available for agriculture is shrinking
  • Climate change: Dramatic impacts on agribusiness
  • Role of agribusiness on GHG emissions
  • Planetary boundaries and the role of agribusiness
  • Availability of freshwater
  • Soil degradation
The seasonal school presents and discusses the major problems that agribusiness is facing and the different technologies that can be applied to solve and improve such issues. Specific case studies are presented along with the technological solutions that have been applied to solve or minimize the impact. Agribusiness covers different topics such as arable farming, dairy farming, fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. Each of these domains has different needs that can be addressed through smart agriculture technologies such as circuits and systems. Also, these domains affect the sustainability of the planet as they impact at least 4 out of the 9 planetary boundaries.

1. Introduction – Victor Grimblatt, Synopsys, Santiago, Chile, Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

2. Vegetables Industry – Alexis Ortiz, Universidad Santo Tomas, Santiago, Chile

3. IoT in the Agribusiness: Technology trends and application examples – Alfredo Arnaud, Matias Miguez, Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay

4. Fruit Sector in Chile – Alvaro Reyes, Universidad Santo Tomas, Santiago, Chile

5. Pervasive sensors and detectors for water and agrifood monitoring – Marco Carminati, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

6. Internet of Things for data driven precision agriculture in small farms – Yosi Shachan Diamand, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

7. Improved IoT capabilities for Agriculture applications – Guillaume Ferré, Francois Rivet, Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

8. Low Power SoC design flow and methodologies suitable for agribusiness applications – Ronald Valenzuela, Synopsys, Santiago, Chile

9. Gm/Id techniques for analog circuit design – Angel Abusleme, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

10. Chilean Dairy Industry – Carolina Rios, Universidad Santo Tomas, Santiago, Chile

11. IMU in behavior detection of cattle – Carlos Muñoz, Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile

12. Let the plants do the talking: listen to them and let them tell you how they feel – Danilo Demarchi, Paolo Motto Ros, Umberto Garlando, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

13. Improving the productivity of the soil on vegetables – an IoT approach – Victor Grimblatt, Synopsys, Santiago, Chile, Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Victor Grimblatt

Victor Grimblatt has an engineering diploma in microelectronics from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG – France) and an electronic engineering diploma from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile). He is doing his PhD on IoT for Smart Agriculture at IMS lab University of Bordeaux. He is currently R&D Group Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile, leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He opened the Synopsys Chile R&D Center in 2006. He has expertise in business and technology and understands very well the trends of the electronic industry; therefore, he is often consulted for new technological business development.

Before joining Synopsys, he worked for different Chilean and multinational companies, such as Motorola Semiconductors, Honeywell Bull, VLSI technology Inc., and Compass Design Automation Inc. He started to work in EDA in 1988 in VLSI Technology Inc., where he developed synthesis tools being one of the pioneers of this new technology. He also worked in embedded systems development in Motorola semiconductors.

He has published several papers in IoT, EDA and embedded systems development, and since 2007 he has been invited to several Latin American Conferences (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) to talk about Circuit Design, EDA, IoT, and Embedded Systems. From 2006 to 2008 he was member of the “Chilean Offshoring Committee” organized by the Minister of Economy of Chile. In 2010 he was awarded as “Innovator of the Year in Services Export”. In 2012 he was nominated best engineer of Chile. He is also a member of several Technical Program Committees on Circuit Design and Embedded Systems. Since 2012 he is chair of the IEEE Chilean chapter of the CASS. He is also the President of the Chilean Electronic and Electrical Industry Association (AIE)

Victor was professor of Electronics and IC Design in Universidad de Chile and Universidad de los Andes. His research areas are EDA (Electronic Design Automation), and Smart Agriculture applying Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and IoT.

Agribusiness; Smart Agriculture; IoT; Sensors; Artificial Intelligence; LoRa. Sigfox; Circuit Design; RF