Farming now resembles a global network – feeds and foods, technologies and farm inputs are all the subject of international trade. Raw materials are produced and processed independently of one another in different regions of the world. This global exchange forms the basis for the success of the farms, including their upstream and downstream sectors. Individual regions specialise and concentrate on producing specific products for which international demand exists.
Technology companies follow this trend and offer tailored systems and services for the respective locations, enabling them to use resources efficiently. These developments are increasingly also integrating those countries that used to be only capable to a limited extent of participating in international trade.