Latest Job Market Trends in Agritech

The latest trends in the Agri-Tech job market in terms of professional skills that SMEs should consider while hiring candidates.


Agriculture is the new, hot field of study in Engineering. The focus of the nation has sharply shifted to agriculture and agriculture technology which is something that’s well deserved for this sector and long overdue. The Agri-tech job market in India is teeming with opportunities due to the renewed interest among students and professionals towards new-age technologies (like deep tech, AI, ML, and IoT) driving farming practises. If you are a new agritech start-up, and you are unsure of the kind of skills and qualifications to look for while hiring, these latest job market trends will guide you:

AI Data Engineering

This job trend is for the requirement of AI-based Data Analysis professionals. Agri-Tech companies need data engineers who can work on open research problems and monitor Machine Learning Algorithms. You need to hire Candidates qualified in Computer Science & Engineering. This job trend is demanding professionals with the skills and abilities to understand complex machine learning algorithms. It also demands know-how of deep learning tools.

City-wise operations management

If you are an Agritech start-up facilitating access to farm-to-fork produce, you need to tap into this job market trend. Since this technology solution (home delivery of farm fresh produce) leans towards e-commerce, city wise operations management will help you streamline infrastructure and labour required for order fulfilment. Region-wise responsibilities include management of last-mile delivery processes pertaining to logistics and transportation. Professionals with data driven process management skills are best suited for this job role.

Vendor Management

Agritech start-ups who are listing products under multiple categories need Vendor Management. Especially for ensuring the right mix of vendors when supplying fresh fruits and vegetables. This scenario is most seen among e-grocery start-ups. Key skills like price and demand generation, and end-to-end vendor management are driving this trend.

Machine Learning Specialisation

Machine Learning Specialization is a job market trend where Agritech companies are actively looking for professionals who are adept at cutting edge machine learning techniques. Candidates familiar with deep learning libraries can best fulfil this job market need.

Farm solution operations management

Farm solution operations management is a trend where Agritech start-ups are hiring agricultural professionals with leadership skills. It requires hands-on working knowledge of how farm solutions can be deployed at the ground level. Candidates qualified in Agricultural fields of study including Agronomy, Horticulture, Entomology, and Pathology are in-demand to fulfil this job market trend.

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The Agri-tech job market in India is teeming with opportunities due to the renewed interest among students and professionals towards new-age technologies (like deep tech, AI, ML, and IoT) driving farming practises.

What’s in it for me?

Agritech is home to a number of advanced technology-driven farming practises like mechanisation and automation, traceability, etc. As an Agritech start-up looking to build your team, set your sights on engineers, professionals, scholars, and agronomists with strong digital expertise. Hire people with technical know-how. Skills like Digital Transformation, and data management should be your search criteria while scouring the job market for candidates.

Anju Nambiar
Anju Nambiar
Anju has 5 years of experience covering business. She writes on startups, business life cycle and startup ecosystem. Her stints include Amazon and Adjetter Media Network.

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