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The advent of technology and hybrid varieties revolutionised the Indian agriculture industry. As a result, farmers gradually began to overlook the use of native seeds which are cheaper and suit the Indian terrain better. The return to native seeds is necessary these days as it can boost the agriculture sector in India.
The Indian agriculture sector needs a paradigm shift to improve supply chain flow and productivity. Big data is considered a threshold to integrate technology and farming to find the new horizon in agriculture practices.
As a fraction of the population is associated with agriculture and allied industries, the government of India has introduced many schemes and policies to improve the quality of agriculture and help farmers overcome the hurdles before them. However, only a limited number of marginal farmers benefit from these schemes, and most need to be effectively enacted.
The rapid change in climate and fluctuations in the market are challenging the prospects of farmers in India. Only smart and innovative farming can help farmers overcome these hurdles. IoT offers smart farming solutions for farmers helping them improve productivity and the supply chain.
Novel farming models are transforming agriculture around the globe. These offer tremendous opportunities for agricultural economies around the world and promote sustainable practices. India’s transition from traditional methods to modern farming practices is opening up development and foreign investment to the country, which supports the farmers and the entire economy.
Agritech startups are fast maturing in India. The intervention of agritech startups in the Indian agriculture sector has benefited the economy and farmers tremendously. As the government is also taking initiatives to support the startups the sector has a ray of hope. However, in comparison with global agritech startups, Indian agritech startups are gaining more investments but are still underfunded and require further development to be equipped to meet future demands.
The Indian agriculture domain has witnessed the introduction of smart farming practices, and innovations have with the rising need to feed the growing population and sustain agriculture. These have helped farmers save resources and time and get a fair income.
Both Indian culture and history are deep-rooted in agriculture. But over years both the small scale and marginal farmers are facing numerous challenges every day that need serious attention. Only better government policies and support can help the farmers overcome these issues.
Africa’s economy is integrally rooted in agriculture. However, agricultural productivity throughout the continent has been poor during the last decade. Considering the rising needs of the era, the agricultural sector is transforming, opening up new opportunities and finding solutions to major economic issues within the continent.
India has been significantly contributing to the agriculture trade around the globe. With the incorporation of technology and government support, the import-export scenario in India is rising steadily and hopes to double in the coming decade.
India is basically an agriculture-based country with over 140 million hectares of cultivable land and 3,000 different crops. But, the hike in population and the massive number of malnourished people within the country calls for a paradigm shift in India's agriculture sector.
Impeccable technology, innovative urbanisation and new market linkages are taking Indian agriculture to new heights. It is not only improving the conditions of Indian farmers but also improving our economic stability. With further investment in the development of the supply chain and market linkages, the future of the Indian agriculture domain is prospective.