The industrial revolution 4.0 is a new era where all aspects of human life will be dominated by technology, especially the internet. One important sector that will be affected by the industrial revolution 4.0 is the agricultural sector, where this sector is one of the largest economic sources in Indonesia.

Permanent lecturer at Gunadarma University, Dr. Sigit Widianto, MSc said that there are some industry 4.0 challenges in the agriculture sector.

According to him, the first is how our abilities are able and successful in achieving food, energy and water security without destroying natural resources and the surrounding environment.

The second challenge is getting ICT and intelligent systems able to play a role in achieving target-1 in the industrial era 4.0, the third challenge is how the strategies are used in managing agricultural data, information and knowledge.

“While the final challenge is whether the 4.0 industrial revolution can be successful such as the Industrial Revolution 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0 in the agricultural sector,” Sigit said as a speaker in the FGD with the theme ‘Application of Smart Agricultural Technology 4.0 and Blackchain for National Food Competitiveness’ at the PPSN Office , Jakarta, Thursday (8/22).

In this case, Sigit said that agriculture was supported by the industry according to its version.
He gave an example when the Industrial Revolution 1.0, then human power is very influential, as well as the Industrial Revolution 4.0, it will be supported by mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and software engineering and so forth.

Sigit said there are some agricultural needs 4.0 related to industry 4.0. Where in this case supported by cyber physical systems, internet of things, smart data and product lifecycle management.

“How does one product from start to be produced until it starts to be consumed. In it there are things that must be fulfilled by industry 4.0 to support agriculture 4.0 such as processing large amounts of data (big data), intelligent planning and scheduling process, flexible access, securing data flow co-op, modular construction and user friendly, “he explained.

On this occasion, Sigit also mentioned the Internet of Things (IoT), a combination of sensors and small devices embedded (embedded devices) in physical objects and connected through wired and wireless networks that produce very large volumes of data.