The farming industry is on the cusp of a so-called ‘technological revolution,’ writes Sohini Bagchi on CXOToday.com. With drones, robots and intelligent monitoring systems now successfully being used in research and field trials, artificial intelligence, or machine learning, is set to revolutionize the future of farming as the next phase of Industrial Revolution in agriculture is on the horizon.
According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the global population is set to reach 9.2 billion by the year 2050. This means that the global agriculture sector is under more strain than ever with 2 billion more mouths to feed within the next 33 years. In such a scenario, a number of innovative agritech startups are coming up with increasingly accessible technology to transform the daily operations of the traditional family farms.
Vivek Rajkumar is the CEO-founder of Aibono, an agritech startup aimed holistically at turning ‘small’ to ‘smart’ in agriculture. The 30-something Social-Tech Entrepreneur, who claims to be a third-generation farmer, quotes from the movie Martian, “There was a need to Science the hell out of Farming.” His Agritech Startup is transforming the model of agriculture from the ground up, attacking its inefficiencies by leveraging technologies, IoT, Crop Science and AI for farmers helping them grow profitable agri produce.