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Cropin Technology and AWS India Partner to Combat Global Hunger and Food Insecurity

This collaboration combines Cropin's expertise in agriculture with AWS's advanced computing capabilities to provide decision intelligence for key food crops worldwide.

Saurabh Shukla
Cropin Technology and AWS India Join Forces to Combat Global Hunger and Food Insecurity (Photo Source: World Bank)
Cropin Technology and AWS India Join Forces to Combat Global Hunger and Food Insecurity (Photo Source: World Bank)

Cropin Technology, a prominent player in the global Agtech sector specializing in intelligent agriculture solutions, has entered into a significant partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) India Private Limited. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two entities is geared towards addressing the critical issue of global hunger and food insecurity.

The primary objective of this collaboration is to help Cropin in developing a comprehensive solution to tackle the complex challenges associated with food scarcity. This solution will be centered around building healthy data architecture, sophisticated analytics capabilities, advanced modeling techniques, and simulation components. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, Cropin aims to aggregate vast amounts of global farmland data and integrate it with comprehensive climate intelligence within a unified platform.

One of the key outcomes of this initiative will be the provision of decision intelligence tools to various stakeholders, including governments, development agencies, and agri-businesses. These tools will play a crucial role in ensuring food security for vulnerable populations by enabling informed decision-making processes.

The partnership underscores Cropin's unwavering commitment to fostering predictable, traceable, and sustainable global food systems. Moreover, it aligns with the objectives of AWS Impact Computing, an initiative dedicated to identifying and implementing solutions that enhance the well-being of humans, other species, and natural habitats.

Recent data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations paint a grim picture of the current state of global food security. With estimates indicating that between 691 and 783 million people grappled with hunger in 2022, there has been a concerning reversal of progress in combating food insecurity. This alarming trend, exacerbated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, underscores the urgent need for innovative solutions.

While technology alone cannot eradicate hunger, it serves as a vital tool for strategic decision-making processes. By harnessing the power of technology, governments and organizations can analyze insights derived from complex models and simulations spanning various sectors such as agriculture, trade, and climate. This analytical approach enables the formulation and testing of holistic strategies aimed at addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

As part of the collaborative effort, Cropin will develop specialized workloads intended to form the foundation of a Food Security Decision Intelligence solution powered by AWS. This solution will leverage AWS's advanced computing capabilities, including High-Performance Computing (HPC), IoT, robotics, AI, and machine learning. By combining Cropin's extensive domain expertise in agriculture, earth observation sciences, and data analytics, the solution aims to deliver precise and detailed crop yield intelligence for key food crops worldwide.

Initially focusing on staple crops such as rice, wheat, potato, and maize, which collectively account for a significant portion of the world's food requirements, the solution aims to provide actionable insights to address food insecurity at its core. Through this collaborative endeavor, Cropin and AWS are poised to make meaningful strides toward building a more food-secure future for all.

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