Minister: Brace up for 2050’s digital agriculture

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SERDANG: The agriculture sector has to remain strategically important as a food provider and must keep pace with a fast changing world moving towards digital technology, says Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based industries, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

“New digital and biotechnologies will impact on the livelihood of millions of farmers worldwide. We need to know how to handle the economic dynamics and social consequences of such a large-scale march to the new brave world of digital agriculture in 2050,” the minister told a recent seminar on agriculture and food security.