Digital Diffusion for Inclusive Agroecosystems

Published Date
November 28, 2018
Book Chapter
Digital Diffusion for Inclusive Agroecosystems
Chandrashekhar Biradar
M. H. Mehta, Hrishikesh Ballal, Xiangming Xiao, Jawoo Koo, Karan Nadagoudar, Ahmed Amri, Abdoul Aziz Niane, Yashpal Singh Saharawat, Theib Oweis, Quang Bao Le, Enrico Bonaiuti, Boubaker Dhehibi, Mounir Louhaichi, Ashutosh Sarker, Atef Swelam, Jalal Eddin Omary, Layal Atassi, Rajkumar Singh, Khaled El-Shamaa, Fabian Loew, Jacques Wery

The technological advancements in agriculture have resulted in higher yields but lower ecological efficiency and nutritional value. Little innovations in later sectors such as integrating ecological functions in the production systems have crippled our agro-ecosystems to meet the ever-growing demands. The digitization of the agro-ecosystems has become the most essential entry point for any large scale sustainable developmental entities whether it is, crop diversification, sustainable intensification, input use efficiency, agronomic practices, to restoring ecosystem services and risk management. Recent advances in geoinformatics technology and big-data analytics enabled the diffusion of ecological functions in farm production to achieve the desired return (production follows functions). The overarching goal of the ongoing effort was to build an integrated farming system by leveraging technological diffusion with sound ecological functions to design an ‘inclusive agro-ecosystem’ for sustainable development. Meta-analytics of farming systems dynamics in spatial domains help quantifying changes, trajectories and drivers under changing climate, demography and degradation process to target site specific developmental interventions and scaling the proven technologies, such as intensification of food legumes in rice fallows, adoption of conservation agriculture, quantification of yield gaps, land/water productivity and transboundary cooperation.

Chandrashekhar Biradar, Jacques Wery, Fabian Loew, Khaled El-Shamaa, Rajkumar Singh, Layal Atassi, Jalal Omary, Atef Swelam, Ashutosh Sarker, Mounir Louhaichi, Boubaker Dhehibi, Enrico Bonaiuti, Quang Bao Le, Theib Oweis, Yashpal Saharawat, Abdoul Aziz Niane, Ahmed Amri, Karan Nadagoudar, Jawoo Koo, Xiangming Xiao, Hrishikesh Ballal, M. Mehta. (28/11/2018). Digital Diffusion for Inclusive Agroecosystems, in "Exploring the Nexus of Geoecology, Geography, Geoarcheology and Geotourism: Advances and Applications for Sustainable Development in Environmental Sciences and Agroforestry Research. ". Germany: Springer.