Digital Agriculture for Sustainable Development

Bergvinson, D (2017) Digital Agriculture for Sustainable Development. Smart Agripost. pp. 31-34.

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We are at a very crucial time in history where the world is faced with a number of challenges like growing population, environmental degradation, global warming, urbanization, malnutrition, rapidly evolving consumer preferences. The global food production needs to increase 50% by 2030 and needs to double by 2050 to meet the global food demand. If global population reaches 9.1 billion by 2050, the FAO says that world food production will need to rise by 70%, and food production in the developing world will need to double. The Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, launched Digital India on 1 July 2015 to create digital infrastructure for empowering rural communities, thus enabling digital delivery of services and promotion of digital literacy. Another important call given by Prime Minister Modi is the call to double farmers' income by 2022. Digital Infrastructure and technologies will have to play a key role if the vision to double farmers' income has to be achieved while balancing the ecological and resource challenges of agriculture...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital Agriculture, Sustainable Development, ICT Applications
Subjects: Others > Information Technology
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Information and Communications Technology
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 06:27
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 03:55
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