India: How the Digital Revolution in Farming Systems Can Boost Productivity
With increasing population, urbanization, and contagious depletion of natural resources, there has to be a paradigm shift in farmer’s perception from production to productivity and to profitability, according to an article at Down To Earth. In this present scenario, the major challenge arising are shrinking land and depleting water and other related resources in agriculture.
There is need for promoting farmer friendly location specific production system management technologies in a concerted manner to achieve vertical growth in horticulture production dully ensuring quality of produce and better remuneration per unit of area with judicious use of natural resources.
In this endeavor, precision farming aims to have efficient utilization of resources per unit of time and area for achieving targeted production of horticultural produce.