The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in close collaboration with the Center of Agricultural Data and System Information (CADIS) of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), successfully launched Indonesia’s agriculture digitalization strategy called “e-Agriculture National Strategy” in Indonesia.
Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world and a major producer of agricultural products. With 45% of the population living in rural areas, more than 90% who work in agriculture are smallholder farmers. Agriculture farms take up 32% of the total land area of the country, and the average productions accounts are 14% of the GDP.
Included in the e -Agriculture National Strategy roadmap is the establishment of an integrated database for farmland and farmer and provision of digital early warning system for disasters that threaten agriculture production and run systems for agriculture data collection, extraction, and analysis.
Read the full FAO article here.
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