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Information Technology in Agriculture

Information Technology in Agriculture

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Presented by: Pragya Agrawal
Presented by: Pragya Agrawal

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Information Technology in Agriculture
Pragya Agrawal
MCA 4th Year
International Institute of Professional Studies
Devi Ahilya.Vishava Vidyalaya
In the twenty-first century, we are facing the two major problems of human world, that are to

solve the food supply problem and the preservation of environment and natural resources. It is
believed that the information Technology can surely contribute to solve these difficult problems.
The Importance of potential expansibility and usability of the Information Technology in
Agriculture are increasingly appreciated and highly evaluated among the agricultural scientists.
Following are the areas where IT can be useful in the field ofAgroinformatics.

Management and Information in Agriculture
Application of the Internet Technology in Agriculture
Electronic Commerce in Agriculture
Education and Training in Agroinformatics
Rural Communication and Agroinformatics
Internet Technology in Regional Agriculture
Agroinformatics in Agricultural Extension Services
Precision Agriculture and Information Technology
Database for Agriculture
Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System
Remote Sensing and Image Processing
Artificial Intelligence and Expert System
Modelling Agricultural Systems
PC Application Software for Agriculture

Though the population on the earth has not been really exploded yet, we can see clues of food
crisis; that is, the lack of food in some of the developing countries is chronic and even major
powers are facing the difficulties to balance the productivity and the environmental requirement.
As the balance of the food supply and demand is now inevitably under the strategy of the world
trading mechanism and the control of the power, it is almost meaningless to solve the crisis
within a country. Only the international sharing and cooperation for sustainable food
productivity on the basis of information sharing and mutual understanding could bring the

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