The Obstacles To A Modern Farming Business

The Obstacles To A Modern Farming Business

Anas Bouargane 04/02/2020 3

As it seems that everybody has a hand in developing their entrepreneurial skills it results in more failing startups than ever before.

Partly it is to do with the industry that people choose as well as other external factors, but when we start to look at the most important components in the modern business world the industry takes pride of place.

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We are at a crossroads where people are looking to be more ethical in their products as well as provide an accessible industry that generates a profit and usefulness in today's society. This means that you've got to look at the old reliable: the farming industry. For those people looking to make an entryway into farming, there are many obstacles to overcome. If you've made considerations of going into this industry, take note.

Climate Change and Soil Erosion

The weather is becoming extremely volatile. Extreme events like floods are on the increase and this means a knock-on effect with regards to the availability of water and alters the seasons drastically. Part of ensuring you provide adequate soil for your crops and your business is all about the land acquisition process. Also, consider learning how to adapt to these changes and minimise greenhouse gas emissions by implementing practices that are more climate-smart.

The Needs Of The Consumer

There is an increased need for good food rather than adequate food. The consumer requires knowledge of where their food has come from. And as society is beginning to raise their expectations of farmers, this means that we have to meet demand as well as reduce our impact on the environment. We've also got to improve the nutritional content of the crops in conjunction with minimising chemical practices.

The Changing Face Of Technology

Running a modern farming business means that you've got to appeal to clients and consumers through modernised methods. The changing face of technology is a crucial selling point and this is something that many farmers are starting to utilise with using smart technology or automating specific administrative processes. As such, it's important to remember that as technology advances, so should your ability to sell the business. Technology hasn't reached the stage where everything can be done by machine but it's definitely hit a point where everybody needs to harness technology to become competitive in the wider market.

Running A Farming Company Like A Business

There is the age-old notion of supply and demand, and this means that when we are maintaining this, we have to reinvest back into the business to combat complicated global economic factors. We have to remember that there are going to be fluctuating prices and issues with trades which directly impacts a farming business that's already got a lot to contend with. This means that diversifying their efforts is crucial. Many farms double up as a tourist attraction. And this is the way many companies are heading. For any budding entrepreneur to make their mark in the farming industry, it's not just about one strand, it's about making sure that the modern farmer applies a very heavy entrepreneurial streak. 

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  • Megan Ferguson

    Running a modern farm is a tough job.

  • Bruce Dwayne

    Thanks for the tips

  • Daryl Ellis

    Good post

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Anas Bouargane

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Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at Unissey. Anas holds a bachelor degree in applied economics from the University of Toulon.

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