Agriculture And Food
Agriculture and food technology applications could create $45 billion to $80 billion a year in additional value in the sector. More than half of that would come from hybrid and genetically modified crops, precision farming (using sensors and GIS-based soil, weather, and water data to guide farming decisions), and mobile Internet–based farm-extension and market-information services.
Electronic payments and other digital systems, for example, could reduce leakage in the public food-distribution system, and the use of real-time market data and other information tools would cut postharvest food losses.
These improvements could raise the incomes of as many as 100 million farmers and bring better nutrition to 300 million to 400 million consumers.