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Agriculture 4.0: How to ensure just, sustainable agricultural system

  • Stella Dimitri Juventia, Nofalia Nurfitriani, Aprilia Ambarwati

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Bandung   /   Tue, October 6, 2020   /  06:09 pm
Agriculture 4.0: How to ensure just, sustainable agricultural system Food for all: Various farming technologies are on show during the Jakarta Food Security Summit on Feb. 7-10 at the Jakarta Convention Center. A number of agritech start-ups have created on-the-ground solutions for farmers to increase food production. (JP/PJ Leo)

Indonesia, through the Agriculture Ministry, has been promoting Agriculture 4.0 to transform traditional agriculture to a more modern one, to increase the productivity, efficiency and sustainability of food production. Agriculture 4.0 comprises concepts such as circular agriculture, vertical farming, digital agriculture and aquaponics, potentially using disruptive technology including robotics and sensors connected to precision farming technology, drones, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain, among other methods. Since 2012, many agritech start-ups in Indonesia — such as TaniHub, 8Villages and BIOPS just to name a few — have been contributing to creating on-theground solutions for farmers, using digital platforms to address problems of financing and long supply chains, and introduce farmers to precision farming. Studies s...

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