Farm to fork: Let digital technology lead sustainability3 min read . Updated: 13 Jan 2023, 06:15 AM IST
Digital technology can add value across the farm-to-fork chain but low adoption, small land holdings and the concentration of risks with farmers are some of the challenges we must surmount.
Sample this: The world’s population will grow to 10 billion by 2050; agricultural land has halved in the last 50 years; 20-40% of crop yield is lost to pests and disease and another 10-25% is lost post-harvest. Take into account geo-political factors like the Ukraine war in account, and food security is a big problem facing mankind. In all this, digital technologies may be the answer to ills in agriculture; vitally, they can help achieve sustainability if we overcome challenges.
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