Disruptive agritech to boost productivity of small farmers in Asia

 Rice Today   |  

The new disruptive agriculture technologies are starting to benefit small farmers in many developing countries in Asia.

These new technologies include agricultural biotechnology,  smart farm equipment, farm management software and Internet of Things systems, and novel farming systems such as indoor farms and plant factories.

The first disruptive technology such as sensors and drones for managing fertilizer and pests in crops like wheat, maize, and rice are already being used in countries like China, India, and the Philippines by service providers.

In general, rice growers in favorable environments such as irrigated systems are expected to be among the first to benefit from the new wave of agritech.

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