In the technology industry, India has had amazing growth. It is moving closer to its goal of becoming a developed country from a developing one, and it is catalysing growth in a variety of industries and verticals. The world of technology has changed dramatically in recent decades, and we can see its impact in India, particularly with the outbreak of the pandemic.

There is little doubt that Covid-19 opened the way for the remote work culture. Many organisations were also forced to undergo digital transformation and make required changes to their operations and strategies as a result of the Covid-induced lockdown.

EDTECH TO THE RESCUE

In these unprecedented times where, educational institutes were shut down, there was a big question mark on the future of the students and the edtech industry came to their rescue.

The edtech industry enabled educational institutions to make a paradigm shift to online education and set up digital portals for the dissemination of knowledge.

From writing online modules to engaging students in virtual activities and imparting practical skill-based education at the tap of the screen, edtech opened new doors to the landscape of education.

Big Data – Analytics from Field to Fork

Digital agriculture can vastly increase efficiency as well as create new markets and disruptive opportunities. Though Data compatibility has significantly improved across markets and services, the reliability of data collection and mapping will play a definitive role in the design of future innovation.

Digital tools can be used to reduce social asymmetries – they could solve various gaps in the ecosystem related to the accessibility of money, material and information. The delicate balance involving machine and human interface, with a clear and focussed understanding of digital interventions, will become essential for the evolution of strategies and to create a roadmap for rural adoption and inclusion of tech practices.

Technology can revolutionize agriculture in India and create accessibility of high-tech services to farmers, a quintessential factor to transform the agriculture sector. Thus, our role as an AgriTech is crucial in building equitable, sustainable and transparent value chains to transform India’s agricultural landscape and deepen India’s footprint on the global map.

(This is a slightly modified version of an article originally published in Times of India. The original article can be found at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/voices/leveraging-digital-technology-to-transform-indias-agri-chain-ecosystem-2/)