Information Technology in Agriculture

Today's Scenario

Agriculture is the sector that continues to sit in the driver's seat and will remain so for ever until you get rid of their stomachs, so it becomes fairly important for any reform or revolution to tackle this sector and information technology in this race has been the best.

Information technology has taken the lead in the process of information exchange between scientists from Agro, engineers, farmers and students. Due to the central unit of information technology on the Internet may have limited the scope of information, but the situation will remain so for long.

Now scientists from around the world who collaborate via the Internet to disseminate information about research on soil fertility, hybridization of seeds, reducing human efforts and make the environment less demanding crop and profitable.

Future directions

In an edition of The Economist, I came across something that might trigger anxiety in anyone when it states "1974, Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State, United States, told the first World Food Conference in Rome no child would go to bed hungry within ten years. Slightly more than 35 years later in the week of the United Nations summit in Rome for another meal, 1 million people go to bed hungry. This failure, and terrible, which may soon worsen. None of the underlying problems farm that produces an increase in food prices in 2007-08 and increasing the number of hungry people has disappeared. Between now and 2050 the world population will increase by one third, but the demand for agricultural products rising by 70%. "Business and business is not going to improve estimates, as the cure lies in the maximum of information technology in agricultural research and knowledge transfer.

The agricultural sector has remained against time and has achieved green revolution, white, yellow, blue and cyber with time.

The availability of information and effective use of this information is crucial to successful economic development. Information on the suggestions of experts, material inputs, financial, technological innovations and changing market conditions have an enormous impact on agriculture, as also with any other sector.

How well the agriculture involves information technology itself will play an important role in determining the future welfare of those directly dependent on agriculture for their livelihood, especially in developing countries like India.

In this context, it is more prudent to extend the benefits of IT for agriculture and not underestimate the enormous growth potential to be unleashed in this sector.

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