19 November 2017 Current Affairs: Andhra Agtech Summit was underway when the Microsoft Corporation Co-Founder Bill Gates praised Andhra Pradesh for using technology to help farmers.
Better seeds, improved livestock breeds, access to markets and tech-based Agri services could hold the key for improving a lot of smallholder farmers and dairy farmers.
Around More than half of India’s population engaged in agriculture, and three-fourths of rural women are engaged in agriculture. Apart from gender equality, research has shown that having more women also increases production by 20 to 30%,
The Government had received 259 innovative ideas during the three-day Agtech summit in Visakhapatnam.
India faces challenges of population, malnutrition and climate change. In AP, you have a great believer (Naidu) in smart technology.
It is a pivotal moment for the state, and agricultural transformation here can be a model for India.