India signs cooperation agreement with World Food Programme for 2023-27
The Coffee Board has partnered with Eka Analytics to introduce blockchain technologies into the coffee sector covering growers, consumers, exporters and the trade including cafes on a pilot basis.
India’s coffee sector will get a technology boost with Coffee Board as they propose to introduce a host of initiatives ranging from blockchain to drones soon.
The Board also proposes to introduce the model of Precision Agriculture Development, developed by Harvard professors Michael Kremer and Shawn Cole to the coffee sector in the country and deploy drones for crop estimation.
At the inaugural event of 7th edition of the India International Coffee Festival (IICF) in Bengaluru, Anil Kumar Bhandari, President, India Coffee Trust, stated that the main objective of the festival this year is to capture the changes that are taking place in the coffee sector and to discuss issues faced by the industry and growers.
Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda, who attended the inauguration ceremony of the festival, said the domestic market provided a big opportunity for the coffee fraternity to boost consumption.