Donetsk, Dec 4 — DAN. The work on the digital platform for the Russian agricultural sector and fisheries will be tentatively finished in December 2024, and the platform will be launched in March 2025, the government press service reported on Monday.

“The introduction of AI technology will cut excessive red tape and the time for the provision of government services, ” the press service said. “Agribusiness can benefit from modern crop yield technology and optimize their expenses, find effective sales outlets and obtain other competitive advantages.”

The digitization of the above sectors will comprise several stages and require more than three billion rubles in 2024. It is expected to reach 50 percent by 2026, 75 percent in 2027 while in 2028, all measures of state support will be provided from a digital platform. AI-based technology can be applied in automatic irrigation, use of drones in field management and obtaining satellite data on the condition of soil and water resources.*jk