agricultural-and-food-engineeringIIT-KGP playing role in the move of agribusiness to digital technology

Fortune India (November 12, 2018)

The world's population is predicted to reach 10 billion in the year 2056. This growth combined with urbanisation--both in developed and developing nations--will increase the demand for preservative-free, fairly produced, and sustainable food. Because the purchasing power of the middle class around the world has increased, global food consumption patterns will shift from basic staples to more varietal that are produced with a high standard of safety. This change will impact global food demand and security.

In India, where the farmer is not yet equipped with the latest technology nor trained to adopt it fast, digital farming is slowly entering Indian farms to assist farmers in better decision making. (Read More)