The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed nearly 2 billion people in Asia and the Pacific to further malnutrition.
According to a new UN report, the pandemic’s economic impact and the high prices of nutritious food, among them, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, have made it nearly impossible for the region’s poor people to achieve healthy diets.
Yet, a bigger crisis brought on by climate change is presenting physical risks for agriculture, threatening to disrupt business productivity and profitability and food security.
How can precision technology help build an agricultural sector that is resilient to various shocks? Has the age for intelligent agriculture come? What role does technology play in balancing profitability and sustainability in agriculture?
Correspondent, Eco-Business, Manila
Business Development Director, Planet
Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Conservation Programme Leader, Wilmar International Limited