By 2050, there will be 9.7 billion people on Earth.
This population will increase the demand for food by 59% - 98%.
SO, WHERE DOES THE PROBLEM LIE?
Nearly 33% of the world’s food-producing land has been lost to urbanization. The global water table is dropping. And nearly one third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, 50% of it during production, post-harvest handling, and storage.
WE ALSO FOUND THE SOLUTION
Farmers can now get insights from real-time data gathered by using field sensors and drone imaging. We have also taken a small step in this direction.
Infosys Digital Agriculture Solution (IDEAS) uses data, couples it with domain competencies, and offers recommendations for replenishing crop nutrients, mitigating crop stress, remote irrigation management, and more.
SO, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THIS MAKE?
It enables farmers to grow crop varieties most suited for a given area, follow highly specific, high-yield oriented crop nutrient plans, optimize crop water usage to grow more with less, make timely interventions to resolve crop stress, reduce yield losses and increase profitability, and bring digital efficiencies to warehouse management.