Role of Technology in Agriculture – UPSC GS3

Role of Technology in agriculture 
  • Crop and Soil Monitoring: Using censors or Internet of Things,¬†for example Understanding the level of soil moisture and predicting the right time to start sowing
  • Predictive agriculture analytics: Predicting the amount of fertilizers needed to maximize the farm yield using Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning Tools
  • Real time Data Analytics: To build an efficient and smart supply chain
  • Weather based advisories: Using data analytics to provide accurate advice to the farmers.
  • Pest and disease management: Through use of Drone technology along with sensors enabled with AI
  • Water Management: To use the water resources optimally technology is used to link irrigation facility with soil sensors
  • Smart Supply Chain: Applications are developed¬† to solve the crop marketing and logistical issues, reducing the intervention of middle men, addressing price volatility, wastage, and unfair trade practices. Ex- eNAM
  • Quality Assessment: Use of computer vision and deep learning tool can be used to provide monitoring and grading solutions which adds value to product.
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