March 9

Indonesian Farmers Go Digital

Indonesian farmers will be able to harness the power of data to improve their farming practices under a deal signed by the national government and Microsoft.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture has signed an MoU with Microsoft to strengthen the country’s data-driven agriculture ecosystem and thereby empower the country’s smallholder farmers with tech-focused solutions.

“We must invest in our farmers to ensure national food security,” says Syahrul Yasin Limpo, the agriculture minister for the Republic of Indonesia, “as well as helping them to increase their incomes.

Photo courtesy of Tom Fisk.

Source: CDO Trends (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Technology
artificial intelligence, digital inclusion, food security, scale, smallholder farmers