Internet Of Things Based Smart Farming: A Revolution On Its Way
Business Of Agriculture|May-June 2020
In this technological era of smart cities and digitalisation of livelihoods, the primitive method of farming is slowly fading away.
Saurabh Dwivedi

With the rise of data-centered and smart farming, people nowadays are more inclined towards using scientific and high-tech procedures for intensive farming. In this race of agricultural evolution, developed countries like China, Australia, the United States and most European countries are using ‘Internet-of-Things (IoT)’ in their agri-practices for better and advanced products.

The redesigned and technological-based “smart agriculture” is likely to move the industry from statistical to quantitative outlook. These radical changes in the agriculture sector are trembling the existing agricultural processes and generating new possibilities together with a whole new challenge. Smart farming is playing a very crucial role in improving the agricultural harvest with lesser resources and minimal labour efforts. As we are all well aware of the population boom (in the last 50 years), almost doubled with a whopping 7.5 billion people. In conformity with the forecasted figures, in 2050, the population of the Earth is expected to reach 9.8 billion, ballooning approximately 25 percent from the present-day figure. This expansion will ultimately drive to the high demand of food, largely in the developing territories like India and Africa.

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