Business Intelligence in the field of Agriculture empowers the stakeholders with control over what they produce in a positive way. It is always good to plan ahead for the future. This is the right time to blend agriculture and technology together to create sustainable agriculture and hence end hunger and economic imbalance around the world. The implementation of IOT Sensors, Advanced Analytics and other emerging concepts (VR, Drones) into agriculture will enable farmers to effectively manage the data and can create sustainable impact for the farmers. Our Smart Agriculture Platform – BI Tools addresses this.
IoT sensors are leveraged for Crop monitoring, Humidity, Temperature, Soil Moisture, Soil Fertility, Water levels, Cattle tracking and other conditions that impact agriculture. This acts as a preventive measure to save their crops, products, Livestock and poultry from different climatic conditions. Analytical data helps in making strategic decisions by individuals, SME’s, Corporates and Government agencies on the crop/product data and availability to meet the demand.
Speaking about the current situation optimal usage of water and fertilizer can be made possible by adopting technology into agricultural practices. These are some of the things that can be achieved by enabling technology in agriculture but the uses are endless.
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When technology is brought into agriculture it tends to reduce the impacts caused by both internal and external agents. We know that the world is facing food shortage by our lack of effort to avoid food waste and food loss. To feed everyone in the world and to avoid wastage of food in any form we should make use of the technologies available to reduce it.
Business Intelligence in agriculture empowers them to have control over their crop/product by providing the statistical data and forecasts that can help them plan accordingly. Digitization in agriculture will not only help a nation to develop its economy but also will help them reduce Carbon and GHG emission. By optimizing the usage of natural resources and fertilizers help in maintaining the soil fertility and to ensure that the nutritious value in the food produced.
The world population is increasing at rate of 1.08% during 2019 which is less compared to previous year’s ratios of 1.10 in 2018. Even though the growth rate has decreased we must realize that more than 30 % of the world goes hunger to bed each day. Even a small growth in population will increase the chance of people getting exposed to hunger. “The Green Revolution” which happened during the Mid 1950’s had a huge impact on the agricultural field resulting in increased production in agriculture and reducing the hunger ratio worldwide. Likewise it is high time that we use technology in different agricultural practices to help address the ever growing hunger around the world. Governments can provide data to the farmers that can help in preventing crop failures, over production, less production, price decline and shortage of products.
Crop Management, Farm Management, Cattle Management, Land Management and Crop Master Management allow us to manage a farm in single or an entire range of farms in different areas with ease. Most of the food waste or food loss occurs during either during harvesting or transporting or warehousing process which can be avoided by connecting the stakeholders together. IOT sensors enables the farmers to understand the ideal time for planting, harvesting and watering to ensure maximum yields and better quality of the crops. Responsible consumption of natural resources can be attained by using it according to the need based on the data available.
“A future without hunger is possible only if we adopt the technological advancements in Agriculture”
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Sustainable Goals Addressed:
- African Countries
- South Asian countries
- Middle East