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India turns to Amazon, Microsoft to harness data to help farmers boost yields

A smartphone is used by a field worker to collect data such as land profile, crop estimation, soil degradation and weather patterns. Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg 645107065

India, which is seeking to ensure food security in the second-most populous nation, is betting that Amazon and Microsoft can help farmers boost yields with apps and tools built from information such as crop output, soil quality and land holdings. VIEW

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