Satellite Communications and the Future of Agriculture

The World Bank notes that agriculture can help reduce poverty, raise incomes and improve food security for 80% of the world’s poor, who live in rural areas and work mainly in farming. It can impact the GDP of countries to up to 25%. At the same time, it is vulnerable to climate change and is responsible for about 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. According to FAO, vital digital transformation of the agri-food sector depends on diverse factors including availability, connectivity, affordability, ICT in education and supportive policies and programmes for digital strategies.