SMART Farming

WE HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE FOOD CHEAP THAT WE HAVE MADE EVERYONE SICK!

  • 1955: Average middle-class family’s healthcare budget was nearly 8% of family income and weekly budget for food was 22%.
  • 2016: The healthcare budget now has increased to 25% of family income and the food budget is only 10%.

These facts are publicly available and are a matter of big concern!

Quality crop can be produced without genetic modifications with smarter use of available resources and implementing “Internet of Things” in farming.

Companies like CropMetrics, Edyn, Farmlogs & others provides IoT based solutions for Precision and SMART farming. Some of the key components, benefits & limitations of SMART farming is as follows:

Smart Farming Benefits:

  • Reducing wastage of water
  • Anticipate changing weather for planning
  • Accurate and precise use of fertilizers

SMART Farming Key Components:

  • M2M based Monitoring & Tracking – Reduces waste & Increase efficiency.
  • Sensors and Connectivity – Addresses Soil Erosion.
  • Smartphone & Device Notifications – Climate change & Predictive Analytics

SMART Farming current Limitations:

  • Patchy wireless & broadband coverage in rural areas.
  • Standards for sensors & data still under development. 
  • Needs the farmers to be tech savvy.