Why should you inculcate IoT for smart farming


The three most important necessities of humans are food, air and water (of course after smart phone and WiFi). The increasing consumption needs of a global population is expected to grow by 70% by 2050 as quoted by UN food. This means there has to be a production of 70 times more than we have it now. Heat waves, which are projected to increase under climate change, could directly threaten livestock.

In 2011, exposure to high temperature events caused over $1 billion in heat-related losses to agricultural producers. Global climate change, estimates of cropland reductions from 10 to 50 percent.

Food losses and waste amounts to roughly US$ 680 billion in industrialized countries and US$ 310 billion in developing countries.

Harvest and post-harvest loss of India's major agricultural produce is estimated at Rs 92651 crore ($13 billion

IoT in agriculture

The farming industry will become arguably more important than ever before in the next few decades. And indulging technology in farming will make it look more smarter. The internet of things has opened up extremely productive ways to cultivate and monitor agriculture process. This innovation adaptation of IoT & use of mobile applications into farming will increase the quality, quantity, sustainability and cost effectiveness of the agricultural production.

BI Intelligence has predicted that IoT device installations in the agriculture world will increase from 30 million in 2015 to 75 million in 2020, for a compound annual growth rate of 20%. In order to maximize the efficiency, collecting and analyzing big data by implementing IoT will be fruitful. Smart farming is not an option, it will become a requisite element in agriculture. This implementation not only drills IoT in agriculture but also helps in smart village planning.

Why smart farming & What smart farming can offer you?

- The farmers can remotely monitor their equipment, crops, and livestock.

- They can even use this technology to run statistical predictions for their crops and livestock.

- Ability to do realtime diagnostics of the health of the crops & livestock.

- The farmers gain a round the clock visibility into the health of their field by monitoring the the soil and crop along with the storage conditions, livestock maintenance and energy consumption.

They can easily extract data from the machinery they use for harvest and irrigation.so if the equipment malfunctions, they will get notified by the use of sensors & drones.

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This article was originally posted on LinkedIn.

  • Author Ketan Raval
    Author Title Ketan is the founder of KarConnect and a Ahmedabad Global Shaper in the Global Shapers Community.
    Guide Type Strategy
    Date 12/06/2016
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