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Smart Farms: A Step To Revolutionize Agri Sector With Revamping Techniques, AI & Data Analytics

Agtech's use of IoT, AI, and data analytics assists farmers in measuring key variables that aid in crop planning and increase food security. Agricultural technology helps farmers to boost productivity while cutting expenses.

Shivani Meena

India is rapidly developing and for further growth, it must adapt to new technology. Farmers, who account for over 58 percent of the country's population, are still struggling to make ends meet due to the unpredictability of the monsoon, inadequate infrastructure, a lack of qualified labor, poor soil, and seed quality, and a lack of agricultural technology.

Agriculture is their sole source of income, and the majority of them still use traditional farming practices.

According to the World Economic Forum, the world population is predicted to reach 10 billion people by 2050, resulting in a 60% increase in food demand. There will not be enough arable land left to supply this demand at the current rate of ecological degradation, resulting in a food security problem and sustainability concerns.

Maximization Of Crop Yield

Farmers must employ measures that will assist them to increase their production to meet the ever-increasing global food demand. Growers will require a new agricultural technique and processes to raise more food in less land.

Agtech is a modern method of increasing output, quality, and profitability by combining agriculture with technology. In today's world, the agtech sector is booming, and it's helping to shape the agricultural industry's future.

Food production, transportation, processing, and waste put enormous strain on natural resources. Crops are modified in such a manner that they can grow in any circumstance, resulting in a superior yield, using smart farming technologies such as hydroponics, remote farming, genetic modifications, aerial farming, vertical farming, drone technology, and so on. These next-generation approaches have the potential to reshape the agricultural experience and assist producers in meeting the rising demand for green and healthful crops.

Smart Farming Techniques To Revamp Agriculture

Agriculture practices that have been revamped can help produce healthier, fresher, and more nutritious food with a longer shelf life, resulting in a better ecosystem. Incorporating technology into agriculture reduces water and land waste while also giving farmers climate-controlled greenhouses to maximize crop yield and quality throughout the year. The technologies in question assist farmers in producing food without the use of toxic pesticides, and the output is also residue-free.

Farmers may now utilize smart cameras for real-time pest monitoring and action without damaging their crops thanks to new agricultural practices. Farmers may utilize thermal cameras to determine and control the increase in temperature and water stress in their crops.

A Chief Technology Officer, a specialized R&D team, plant scientists, microbiologists, mechanical engineers, and design engineers are all assigned to each smart farm. All of the experts join together to develop greens that are more sustainable, safer, and delicious.

Smart farms save space by using vertically stacked growing beds that use up less than 1% of the available space in highly populated metropolitan areas. Smart farms utilize 90 percent less water than conventional farming. Because most farms are located inside city borders, the average distribution time from harvest to table in 60 minutes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Because vegetables may be cultivated indoors all year, smart farms guarantee stable prices.

Use Of Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics

Smart farms will utilize improved dehumidification techniques in the future to capture and condense moisture from the air to create water for hydroponic closed systems. Furthermore, the farm's power will be generated via solar panels. In the future, the entire farm will produce zero carbon emissions, making it one of the greatest examples of sustainable farming in the world.

Furthermore, the pandemic's devastating aftermath should serve as a stimulus for us to increase our knowledge and awareness, as well as contribute to the creation of a more efficient and sustainable food system. India's food system must be transformed if the country is to achieve its zero-hunger goal, and the innovative agtech industry appears to be up to the task.

The growing agtech business has the potential to save the country's struggling farmers. Retailers, exporters, and farmers may all benefit from smart techniques to contribute more to India's GDP than ever before. Healthy farming results in healthy products, which leads to a healthy lifestyle.

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