Digitalisation — a key factor for growth in the agricultural sector

7 August 2020

In the modern world, the level of digital technology development plays a decisive role in the competitiveness of countries. The transition to a digital economy is seen as a key driver of economic growth. The emergence of a large number of smart devices allows solving many problems remotely and with maximum efficiency, which directly affects the productivity of industries.

The agricultural sector, as one of the basic sectors of many national economies, faces many difficulties and challenges, largely dependent on the whims of nature. Moreover, their impact on global food security will grow. Global climate change, intensity, seasonality and amount of precipitation will become increasingly unpredictable, which will significantly reduce the ability of the agricultural sector to adapt to such changes.

Ogultach SOYUNOVA,
a senior lecturer, Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan,Candidate of Economics. Photo collage: Vyacheslav SAHAROV