Precision Agriculture in India- Challenges and Opportunities
6 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019
Date Written: March 31, 2019
Precision farming is the latest trends in the agriculture sector which makes use of information technology to integrate all the procedures of farming from analyzing the soil-moisture, weather forecasting, and the quality of seed to predicting the real-time of harvesting. Basically, it focuses on the important aspect of inter-field and intra-field variability for growing crops. India is an agrarian country where agriculture is the backbone of the economy and precision farming could be quite useful. In the present article through a systematic literature review the vital role of precision farming was outlined. Also, the article identifies various challenges associated with the adoption of precision farming in India. For the same in-depth interviews with twenty farmers of the villages located near the Hyderabad city were conducted. The article is among the first preliminary study to explore the awareness, usages, and challenges behind the adoption of precision farming in India. The findings of the study will aid the policy makers in designing strategies for promoting precision farming in the emerging markets of India.
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