The impact of Covid 19 on the agricultural industry has been profound globally. Regardless of the crop or region at some point in time plantation or agricultural companies found their supply lines disrupted and the labor shortages that directly impacted on a company’s productivity. With borders closed and lockdown ordered around the globe, agricultural and seasonal workers could not travel or cross borders to work.
It is because of Covid 19 that companies have reenergized their efforts and embraced the full digital transformation of there organizations end to end
plantation process from Corporate HQ to the most remote estates. According to McKinsey if “connectivity is implemented successfully in agriculture the industry could tack on $500 billion in additional value to the global gross domestic product by 2030”.
The drive towards digitization and connectivity will have a direct result on the data collected, the interaction with sensors on estates which in the long run will increase yields improve efficiency of water and other inputs that ultimately lead to a much more sustainable future.