The Covid-19 pandemic led to a contraction in many sectors globally, however, countries are learning to accelerate digital transformation to achieve economic recovery. How artificial intelligence will transform nigeria’s agriculture.
According to a report by IBM; an IT technology and consulting firm, 43% of global businesses accelerated their rollout of AI over the last year as organisations looked to virtual assistants to automate workflows while 80% have plans to roll out some form of automation software over the next 12 months.
Like many sectors in the country, Nigerian agriculture suffered a huge blow due to the pandemic which saw a lot of farmers on lockdown thereby leading destruction of farm produce, an implication that has continued to be felt by consumers and fueling consumers distrusts in the long run.
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According to IBM, the following AI trend will give the agricultural sector and organisations a digital advantage in 2022:
- Creating a reliable sustainable future
- Improving sustainable farming on land by helping farmers to forecast weather conditions
- Opening up horizons for the agriculture ecosystem, allowing farmers to produce more with fewer resources, and consequently to be more efficient, profitable and sustainable.
- Delivering sustainable aquaculture to help recover the oceans
- Helping businesses reduce cost by applying AI to better predict IT issues.