Tech Assisted Agriculture
The start of the pandemic in 2020, taught us a valuable lesson about the importance of cultivation and the value of non-toxic organic vegetables. This realization enabled a virtuous movement that enhanced cultivation in various places. But for an average urban dweller, the farming aspirations inside them were left unfulfilled due to urban constraints inaccessible space, and their busy lifecycle.
The urban population in India which stands at 377 million is expected to grow by 404 million by 2050 (World Urbanization Prospects, 2014). To meet the nutritional requirements of the upcoming generation, we have to think and act now with urgency. This can be better achieved with a transformation of technological advancement in the agriculture field which as of now is quite slow compared to other fields.
These circumstances should draw our attention to the famous quote by Mr. Homaro Cantu (1976-2015) An American Chef & Entrepreneur; “Urban farming is not only possible, it is crucial. But it can’t be like the farming techniques of yore.”