One of the major tech giant company HP on Friday revealed that it had signed a pact with the Agastya International Foundation to set up a center of excellence in the Andhra Pradesh for skilling students on using some of the latest emerging technologies like the IoT in agriculture.
The facility will be set up on the foundation campus at Gudipalli in Andhra Pradesh. It will offer students with access to advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of the technology innovation ion the sector of agriculture to achieve a higher food production from finite land resources, according to the report which has been revealed.
“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 center of excellence will train the youth on the latest technology to improve the productivity, yield, and sustainability across the entire ecosystem of agriculture.
Under the guidance of the internet of things experts from the HPE, these students will get the different opportunity to work with soil fertility experts on agriculture-related projects. The training, in the areas of computer programming and IOT, also aims to improve their employment prospects.