SWITCH Singapore: Race in agrifood tech as a solution to feeding 10bn people

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While the potential gains are huge, giving tech solutions to farmers, especially smallholders in developing countries, remains a work in progress

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Already a key issue in Asia, where nearly half a billion of undernourished people live, food security is going to come under even greater pressure as the region will house 70% of the world's largest cities, accounting for 60% of global consumption, by 2030. And by 2050, Asia will account for half the world's population, yet with only one quarter of the planet's arable land. As a solution, both public and private sector players have turned to technologies – mainly artificial intelligence, big data analytics, Internet of Things and robotics – so that food production can continue in a more s...
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