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  • Writer's pictureFemi Femi

How IoT is Feeding The World

As the population of the earth increases daily and exceeds our potential for food production, technology companies and farmers are looking for ways to collaborate. Their goal: To extract the highest quality and quantity of crops from the least amount of arable land. IoT solutions are helping farmers close the demand and supply gap, by ensuring high yields, profitability, and protection of these lands.

The approach of using IoT technology to ensure the optimum application of resources to achieve high crop yields and reduce operational costs is called precision agriculture. IoT in agriculture technologies comprises specialized equipment, wireless connectivity, software and IT services. These technologies enable growers and farmers to reduce waste and enhance productivity ranging from the quantity of fertilizer utilized to the number of journeys the farm vehicles have made and enabling efficient utilization of resources such as water, electricity, etc.

IoT smart farming solutions are built for monitoring the crop field with the help of sensors (light, humidity, temperature, soil moisture, crop health, etc.) and automating the irrigation system. The farmers can monitor the field conditions from anywhere. They can also select between manual and automated options for taking necessary actions based on this data.

IoT has the potential to transform agriculture in many aspects and these are the main ones:

  • Monitor food temperatures along the entire cold chain: Food, at any point in the cold chain, can damage your business. Cold chain monitoring solutions remotely track temperatures and create instant alerts if those temperatures fall outside a safe threshold. IoT ensures the food safety and quality of your products and creates a clear record of compliance while you receive alerts on your mobile device so you can hurriedly prevent losses.

Other important benefits of Smart Agriculture include

  • Precisely monitor weather

  • Collect soil condition data

  • Virtually fence, track and manage herds

  • Monitor silo and tank levels

  • Measure the temperature of grain stocks.

Farmers have started to realize that IoT is a driving force for increasing agricultural production in a cost-effective way. The market is still developing and there is still ample opportunity for businesses willing to join in.

Wouldn't you rather join us today?

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