“Agriculture can help reduce poverty, raise incomes, and improve food security for 80% of the world’s poor, who live in rural areas and work mainly in farming”, The World Bank.

Agriculture was the key development in human civilization. The first human settlements started when people learn how to grow cereal and root crops.

Nowadays, agriculture is still providing most of the world’s food and fabrics, and by 2050 food production must double to meet the demand of the world’s growing population. Therefore, agriculture development and innovation are one of the most powerful tools to end extreme poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The increase of agricultural output and productivity is also essential to the economic growth and development of countries. Nevertheless, the power of agriculture-driven growth is suffered now, due to climate change.

Technology can be the key instrument to increases farm productivity in developing countries, and to address the greatest challenge of our times,“Climate Change”. Below, we enlist some tech initiatives that are empowering agricultural and their community:

Rainwater Harvesting (RWH)

This simple method, by which rainfall is collated for future usage, can innovate and impact small farmers in developing countries. Better on-farm water management through RWH can be an opportunity to escalate current farming practices in unpredictable climate regions.

Open Source Technology

This software is a source code that is freely available to use, modify, and redistribute. These days we can find different programs available for small farmers, that helps them to optimize their capacity to collect and distribute data, in one place.

Cloud Computing Applications

Agriculture’s can use pay-as-you-go services from cloud providers, this will provide services such as storage, computing capacity, and databases. As a result, cloud-based technology help farmers to have completely information not just of the entire field crops, but also for each plant.

This innovation provides solution to the common challenges farmers encounter and help them double their yields and farm better.

Rental Equipment

The launched of several apps that allows small farmers to rent machinery, would help to increase the productivity of growers that not have the possibility to buy their own equipment.

Online Farm Store

Online store has gained traction in the last few years. These platforms are giving farmers more options to get their products directly to the final consumer without intermediaries.

Access to technology is the principal way to improving the efficiency of agricultural and is a key to pro-poor economic growth. Nevertheless, the adoption of these technologies and innovations requires adequate support and incentives from both public and private sectors.