Digital technologies in agriculture and rural areas: status report

  • 12/06/2019
  • FAO

Digital agricultural transformation through smart phones and remote-sensing services can help drive rural development and increase food production to meet the global challenge of feeding 9.1 billion people by 2050, according to a report by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The report, Digital Technologies in Agriculture and Rural Areas, bats for information and communication technologies (ICTs) — internet-based technologies and applications as well as devices such as phones and satellites — to improve farmers’ access to timely information.

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