福建36选7什么时候开奖时间: 福建36选7第18123期

Brazilian Farmers Lack Internet Service Their Equipment Needs

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Brazil’s lack of dependable internet service in rural areas is an increasingly critical problem for farmers.

It comes at a time when more agriculture equipment arriving on the market depends on modern telecommunications. Some pieces of equipment require the internet for computer software updates. These programs help the machinery1 operate at full capacity.

Brazil’s agriculture industry has grown quickly over the past 10 years. This has put the country as a leader of food production worldwide. But problems involving technology and other infrastructure2 remain. This includes the issue of internet coverage3.

TIM Participa??es is the Brazil-based business of Telecom Italia Spa, Italy’s largest telecommunications company. The business estimates that less than 10 percent of Brazilian farms have internet access. As a comparison, over 70 percent of farmers in the United States have access to high-speed internet. That information comes from a 2017 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“This is a structural4 issue that we have in Brazil that we need to solve,” notes Christian5 Gonzalez. He is an official with Case IH, the agricultural machines division of CNH Industrial NV. He spoke6 with the Reuters news agency.

Gonzalez pointed7 out that modern equipment such as harvesters and planters can be updated while they are operating. This makes them able to produce more with less wasted time or effort.

U.S. equipment maker8 John Deere was one of the first to try and deal with this problem. In 2018, John Deere partnered with telecommunications provider Tropico to provide rural internet service in Brazil. They offered to set up equipment on farms to provide internet connectivity to machines and vehicles.

Other businesses, such as Brazilian telecom companies Oi and TIM, are doing something similar.

TIM joined forces with agricultural product suppliers such as Agco Corp, Case, Bayer and Trimble to develop the ConectarAgro program. This software program operates 4G internet connections, among the fastest in the world.

Rafael Marquez is marketing9 director at TIM, which signed agreements to provide 4G internet to two major farming groups in Brazil. He says the lack of internet harms Brazilian farmers’ ability to be competitive in the market.

He noted10, “The farmer wants to use apps in the field, he wants to send a video to his agronomist11 when he sees a … problem ... they want to be online.”

TIM hopes to reach 5 million hectares of farms covered by internet by the end of the year. In all, Brazil has around 65 million hectares of farmland.

TIM’s competitor Oi signed a deal to provide internet to one of the farms directed by soybean producer and trader Amaggi. It will bring internet to the 87,000-hectare Tucanaré farm in Mato Grosso state.

I’m Jonathan Evans.

Words in This Story

agronomist – n. a scientist who works with the methods used by farmers to raise crops and care for the soil

capacity – n. the ability to do something; a mental, emotional, or physical ability

infrastructure – n. the basic equipment and structures that are needed for a country, region, or organization to function properly

online – adj. connected to a computer, a computer network, or the Internet

update – n. a change or addition to computer software that includes the most recent information


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1 machinery CAdxb     
n.(總稱)機械,機器;機構
參考例句:
  • Has the machinery been put up ready for the broadcast?廣播器材安裝完畢了嗎?
  • Machinery ought to be well maintained all the time.機器應該隨時注意維護。
2 infrastructure UbBz5     
n.下部構造,下部組織,基礎結構,基礎設施
參考例句:
  • We should step up the development of infrastructure for research.加強科學基礎設施建設。
  • We should strengthen cultural infrastructure and boost various types of popular culture.加強文化基礎設施建設,發展各類群眾文化。
3 coverage nvwz7v     
n.報導,保險范圍,保險額,范圍,覆蓋
參考例句:
  • There's little coverage of foreign news in the newspaper.報紙上幾乎沒有國外新聞報道。
  • This is an insurance policy with extensive coverage.這是一項承保范圍廣泛的保險。
4 structural itXw5     
adj.構造的,組織的,建筑(用)的
參考例句:
  • The storm caused no structural damage.風暴沒有造成建筑結構方面的破壞。
  • The North American continent is made up of three great structural entities.北美大陸是由三個構造單元組成的。
5 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
參考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他們總是以教名互相稱呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母親是個虔誠的基督教徒。
6 spoke XryyC     
n.(車輪的)輻條;輪輻;破壞某人的計劃;阻撓某人的行動 v.講,談(speak的過去式);說;演說;從某種觀點來說
參考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他們的輪輻螺帽是從我們公司獲得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.輻條是輪子上連接外圈與中心的條棒。
7 pointed Il8zB4     
adj.尖的,直截了當的
參考例句:
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他給我一支削得非常尖的鉛筆。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通過對達茨伍德夫人提出直截了當的邀請向她的哥哥表示出來。
8 maker DALxN     
n.制造者,制造商
參考例句:
  • He is a trouble maker,You must be distant with him.他是個搗蛋鬼,你不要跟他在一起。
  • A cabinet maker must be a master craftsman.家具木工必須是技藝高超的手藝人。
9 marketing Boez7e     
n.行銷,在市場的買賣,買東西
參考例句:
  • They are developing marketing network.他們正在發展銷售網絡。
  • He often goes marketing.他經常去市場做生意。
10 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
參考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.當地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著稱。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班遲到出了名。
11 agronomist agronomist     
n.農學家
參考例句:
  • The agronomist suggested growing rice on the dried river bed.那位農學家建議在干涸的河床上種水稻。
  • She has elected to become an agronomist.她決心做一個農學家。
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