18/10/2013 Monitoring enables management Habte Mihreteab - PhD candidate, Eritrea Investments, expertise and training are needed to promote the propagation of a better agriculture. Farmers will happily adopt solid and effective new habits. Land management can rely on a generation of small and cost effective sensors that can help optimizing cultivations and farmers' intervention on the fields. Passing from modeling crop behaviour to measuring it creates the conditions for efficient energy savvy farming, allowing to irrigate, for example, only when really needed and with the best possible timing and distribution. Crop management optimization is one of the key factors to increase food availability without impacting pristine lands. Young scientists worldwide are the major players in promoting and distributing these new techniques.