Role of technologies in achieving Net zero transitions in agriculture


ICTforAg 2023

Agriculture and food systems are a significant contributor to climate change; however, they also bear the brunt of its adverse effects. Smallholder farmers especially are disproportionally impacted. Governments and large corporations worldwide continue to make commitments towards net-zero emissions, with over 70 countries and 40% of Food and Agri companies in the Fortune Global 2000 rankings setting net-zero goals. Digital and non-digital technologies play a key role in reducing emissions across major GHG emission hotspots in the agriculture and food system supply chain.

Intellecap and IDH jointely developed a report by undertaking detailed secondary and primary research and identified 5 high-impact technology clusters and 2 enabling clusters with the potential to mitigate 65–70% of the GHG emissions from agri-food supply chains. In the session the panellists will inform key GHG emission pointers across the scope 1,2 and 3 of agri value chain of a corporate, how digital and non-digital technologies can adress these emissions and lastly, key challenges and role that each category of stakeholders viz. corporates, technology providers, government, financial institutions and industry associations can play for adoption of these technology clusters.