The Centre will train youth on technology to improve yield, productivity and sustainability across the entire agricultural ecosystem
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Agastya International Foundation have signed a pack to set up a fully equipped Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Andhra Pradesh for skilling students on using emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) in agriculture.
The facility will be set up on the Foundation’s campus at Gudipalli in Andhra Pradesh. It will provide students with access to advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of technology innovation in the agricultural sector to achieve higher food production from finite land resources, a company statement said.
“Technology can play a vital role in addressing rapidly-evolving global needs related to food and agriculture. Being a purpose-driven organization, we are leveraging previously untapped resources to reveal new solutions for such social and environmental challenges,” HPE India Managing Director Som Satsangi said.
The Centre will train youth on technology to improve yield, productivity, and sustainability across the entire agricultural ecosystem, he added.
Under the guidance of IoT experts from HPE, these students will get the opportunity to work with soil fertility experts on agriculture-related projects. The training, in the areas of IoT and computer programming, also aims to improve their employment prospects.