The AgriTech sector has seen the arrival of new and improved start-up founders. With the knowledge of technology innovations in Agriculture, more businesses have cropped up that have managed to do exceedingly well in a short span of time.
With this sudden onrush of new start-ups, the job market for AgriTech has exploded. Candidates with the precise technological skillsets to take on the challenges of AgriTech are very much in demand.
The storm of the pandemic ended several corporate jobs leading to tech experts switching to sustainable jobs and businesses which are the brand-new post-covid trends.
With the knowledge of technology innovations in Agriculture, more businesses have cropped up that have managed to do exceedingly well in a short span of time.
Technical Management at FaaS Centres:
The first job market trend in the AgriTech sector is the demand for Tech Deployment managers who can handle Farming-as-a-Service (FaaS) centres. FaaS is a model were tech innovations drive farming activities. FaaS centres are nurtured in Agricultural enterprises where tech dashboards are used to handle customer query requests, and new age farming practises are deployed. AgriTech companies are on the lookout for candidates qualified in Agriculture who can handle this role well.
The Agro Infra Fund:
In July of 2020, the Indian government announced the Agriculture Infrastructure fund under which a funding of 1 Lakh Crore will be provided for Agriculture development projects. This was a golden opportunity by the many Agritech start-ups who have stepped up hiring especially for farm tech management.
Trending jobs in AgriTech:
The hottest jobs in AgriTech happen to be that of the ‘Agronomist’ and ‘Plant Geneticist’ who provide expertise in crop growth and also educate the farming community regarding scientific research and advancements in farming which can be practically applied.
Agricultural Drone Operations:
AgriTech has seen an increasing need for aerial view of the farmlands and load delivery using drones.
The market for Agricultural drones is currently capping at $1.2 billion and will continue expanding. As such, there is increasing need for Agricultural drone operators who can be tasked with the duties of Field data collection, performing plant health analysis, and livestock tracking using drones.
Also, the candidate who takes on this role must have the knowledge and skills required to perform data collection and processing. He will also be responsible to chalk out a route map for the drone to fly as well as to operate Agritech ready drones which can detect nutrient deficiencies, plant damage, soil composition, feed requirement, etc.
What’s in it for me?
Start-ups in the AgriTech space can rejoice because the job market is currently thriving. With the advent of scientific innovations and technology entrants like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence into Agriculture; new-age farming techniques like soilless Hydroponics are steaming hot and trending in AgriTech.
Biotech graduates are either turning into vertical farming entrepreneurs or hiring talented young agriculture job seekers for their urban farms.
Indian AgriTech received a funding of $136.46 M in 2020 which has accelerated hiring activities by new-age start-ups.
Sustainable Farming and AgriTech are trending businesses for start-ups to venture into and the job market for the same is open with plenty of opportunities to obtain qualified, talented young professionals.