Precision Farming and Climate Smart Agriculture

The usual agricultural practices will not be able to feed the World, as demand for agricultural products increases while agricultural land remains limited. In many ways today’s agricultural practices are inefficient, with irrigation wasting an estimated 80-90% of the water used and about 40% of farms globally overuse fertilizers and chemicals, leading to harmful effects on soil and water quality, and consequently yield per unit area. Digital Technologies (DTs) can tackle many food production and distribution challenges, such as low productivity, high transaction costs, limited use of inputs and minimal commercialization. Keeping in mind that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (i.e., emergence of ICT or DTs) is behind the disruption in all sectors and industries, agriculture, one of the oldest industries in human history, is also evolving more rapidly than ever. Smart farming technology is a technological solution that aims to create highly added value by integrating existing agricultural technologies with cutting-edge ICT solutions including Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Drone Technology. AIT Extension Program on Digital Disruption in Agriculture and Food Industry will be a set of independent as well as interconnected training courses (online, face2face, blended), which have been designed to equip you with better understanding, required knowledge and skills on Digital Disruption in Agriculture & Food Industry.


What do we expect the audience to achieve?

  • Gain a solid understanding of core concepts of Digital Agricultural Technology (DAT) and ICT in agriculture with real world cases.

  • Acquire knowledge of the forward-looking technologies and their scope in agriculture – artificial intelligence, remote sensing, crowdsourcing, and big data analytics.

  • Learn about precision farming tools and digital tools enhancing on-farm productivity.

  • Understand how to empower smallholder farmers through ICT/Digital Tools in market access and financial services.

Course Outline

  • Impacts of climate change on crops and farmers

  • Precision Farming (PF) and CSA – principles/pillars, tools and practices

  • CSA through integrated management approach

  • Special Topics on PF and CSA: Soil and Crop Monitoring, Digital Agricultural Extension, etc.

Target Audience

  • Agriculturists, Practitioners, Decision makers/Policymakers and Development Partners.

  • Young and Experienced Farmers and Entrepreneurs interested on digital transformation of agriculture and food industry.

  • Those with a responsibility or interest in the intersection of ICT, digital tools and agriculture across the world.

  • No prior background on ICT and DAT is required




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