While the primary driver behind smart technology is usually to reduce costs, time and wastage, smart farming has also been proven to benefit other areas such as safety and welfare, health, nutrition and sustainability.
The number of applications for smart farming is also growing rapidly, including: yield measurement and quota systems, plant and livestock disease monitoring, remote machine control and diagnostics, greenhouse management, virtual fencing and livestock biology monitoring. And for areas such as high value crop and precision livestock farming, smart fishing and aquaculture, smart technology is helping to increase production efficiencies and generate higher profit margins.
In this whitepaper we identify three key steps for smart farming: data sensing, data communications, storage and processing, and discuss the work of Libelium, who are helping to deliver
the vision of smart farming by developing an integrated approach to data
sensing, communications, storage and processing.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
| INTRODUCING THE SMART AGRICULTURE REVOLUTION
| SMART AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES AND LIBELIUM
| LIBELIUM ENABLING SMART AGRICULTURE
4 | CONCLUSIONS