Majlis to mull over smart agriculture

January 20, 2019

TEHRAN – The Iranian parliament (Majlis) will discuss activities of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in the field of smart agriculture and using IT in this industry.

ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi will attend a Majlis session to be held today by the agriculture, water and natural resources committee.

The ICT Ministry and the Ministry of Agriculture signed an agreement in July 2018 to boost smart irrigation in a bid to help deal with water shortage in the country and helps the farmers to protect their fields for pest control through space technology.

According to the agreement, it is projected that at least 20 percent of the agricultural economy to be linked with the digital economy over the course of four years so that the private sector’s contribution to smart agriculture would rise by 300 percent.

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