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In our quest to discuss Bahrain’s tech future, we faced a simple yet profound question: “Which industry deserves more of our tech-tastic focus?” And who else to answer our intrigue other than our community members consisting of the brightest startups and their founders? In a recently conducted poll, members were asked to weigh in on which sector they believe Bahrain should focus more on in the ever-evolving tech landscape. With each vote, people were choosing the future they wanted to see.

So, what’s the verdict? We won’t keep the answer from you for too long – AgriTech! Yes, you read that right, Agricultural Technology received 32% of the poll’s votes! 

AgriTech, encompasses a wide spectrum of technological innovations applied to agriculture, including precision farming, smart irrigation systems, data-driven decision-making, and the use of drones for crop monitoring. This suggests a growing awareness of the importance of sustainable farming, food security, and the pivotal role that technology plays in addressing these pressing concerns. Bahrain’s pursuit of bolstering local food production, reducing imports, and promoting sustainability aligns perfectly with the core objectives of AgriTech.

While sectors such as HealthTech and EdTech also garnered a substantial amount of votes, , AgriTech’s decisive lead underscores a shifting focus toward the modernization of agriculture. It reflects the realization that technology can be a potent tool in achieving self-sufficiency in food production and fostering environmentally responsible farming practices.

The poll results, conducted through StartUp Bahrain’s community members, serve as a clear call to action to channel our resources and attention toward this sector. By doing so, Bahrain has the potential not only to transform its agriculture industry but also to emerge as a trailblazer in sustainable farming, setting an inspiring example not only for the region but also for the global community.

As the seeds of innovation in AgriTech continue to sprout, Bahrain’s tech ecosystem is poised for remarkable growth, bearing fruits that will benefit the nation’s economy and the environment alike.