Climate change and Dryland stresses, ICT / Knowledge management, Youth
Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
An opportune time to digitize agriculture
Digital Agricultural, Digital Interventions, Digital Solutions, Forbes India, Atmanirbhar Bharat, Climate Change, COVID19, Farmer Producer Organisations, Fasal Bima Yojana , NABARD
Innovation systems for the Drylands, Digital Agriculture & Youth
ICRISAT Happenings 1863-5, 17 July 2020
If Indian agriculture aspires to be globally competitive and viable, the need for digitization is urgent now more than ever, and can help farmers lower costs, grade better quality and avoid distress sales. Agriculture supports nearly half of India’s workforce despite its decreasing contribution to the country’s GDP (85-16.5% during 1950-2020). Upscaling promising digital solutions across the agricultural value chain can address pressing challenges, posed mainly by the pandemic in the present time and over the long-term by way of climate change and growing population. More importantly, such efforts will leave us with a stronger value chains and means to better welfare.