The Internet of Things (IoT) in Agriculture: IoT Solutions for Smart Farming - Digiteum

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Today's agriculture is in a race. Farmers have to grow more product in deteriorating soil, declining land availability and increasing weather fluctuation. IoT-enabled agriculture allows farmers to monitor their product and conditions in real-time. They get insights fast, can predict issues before they happen and make informed decisions on how to avoid them. Additionally, IoT solutions in agriculture introduce automation, for example, demand-based irrigation, fertilizing and robot harvesting.


The Internet of Things (IoT) in Agriculture: IoT Solutions for Smart Farming - Digiteum

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Today's agriculture is in a race. Farmers have to grow more product in deteriorating soil, declining land availability and increasing weather fluctuation. IoT-enabled agriculture allows farmers to monitor their product and conditions in real-time. They get insights fast, can predict issues before they happen and make informed decisions on how to avoid them. Additionally, IoT solutions in agriculture introduce automation, for example, demand-based irrigation, fertilizing and robot harvesting.


IOT TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE IOT Solutions World Congress DIGITALIZING INDUSTRIES

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With the exponential growth of world population, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the world will need to produce 70% more food in 2050, shrinking agricultural lands, and depletion of finite natural resources, the need to enhance farm yield has become critical. Limited availability of natural resources such as fresh water and arable land along with slowing yield trends in several staple crops, have further aggravated the problem. Another impeding concern over the farming industry is the shifting structure of agricultural workforce. Moreover, agricultural labor in most of the countries has declined. As a result of the declining agricultural workforce, adoption of internet connectivity solutions in farming practices has been triggered, to reduce the need for manual labor.


Glossary: Smart farming

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This article was originally published on TechRepublic. Aerial imagery: Photos taken from the air, often with UAVs in smart farming. Used to assist farmers to determine the condition of a field. It is the integrated internal and external networking of farming operations as a result of the emergence of smart technology in agriculture. Agro-chemicals: Chemicals used in agriculture, which include fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.


Data Science in the Indian Agriculture Industry

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Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, but the industry currently needs more support than any other. India is a country of over a billion people in population, out of which, over 70% of the population lives in the rural areas. With 40% of the country's workforce, agriculture is a major industry and an influencer of the Indian economy. Despite this, its contribution to the $2.3 trillion economy is just a meager 16% of the entire GDP. Agriculture in India lacks institutional attention, support from banks in terms of loans and farmer welfare schemes, and suffer from a myriad of disasters like depleting groundwater levels in rural areas, climate change, unpredictable monsoon or lack of it, droughts, floods, unfair price fixing policies of produce, migration of farmers towards the cities in search of better paying jobs, and more.