IoT has already disrupted any number of industries and agriculture is no exception, which is great news, because according to the United Nations, the global population is expected to increase from 7.7 million today to nearly 10 billion in 2050. In order to meet the needs of the growing population, experts predict food production will have to increase by at least 70%. And all this is happening at a time where we face extreme weather changes, decreasing availability of natural resources such as water, and a reduction in arable land. In a nutshell, farmers are facing unprecedented challenges. And this is where IoT can be of vital use.
IoT technologies allow farmers to remotely monitor farm and livestock conditions and infrastructure, which frees up time and makes better use of manpower, while also reducing waste and increasing productivity, which in turn helps cuts costs. Additionally, smart agriculture supports sustainable farming practices and reduces the environmental footprint through not just minimized or site-specific application of fertilizers and pesticides, but also by monitoring the entire food value chainin order to reduce waste.
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