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Enabling Sustainable Agricultural Development:
Remote Monitoring of Crops, Soil & Livestock

Global multi-network IoT connectivity from Caburn Telecom enables Precision Agriculture through remote monitoring of crop growth, soil conditions, livestock health and movement. Leading to better welfare, optimized inputs, lower environmental impact and increased more sustainable capacity in the developed and developing world.

The Role of IoT Connectivity in Revolutionising Smart Agricultural Systems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming various industries, including agriculture. The role of IoT connectivity in smart agricultural systems is to enables farmers to monitor and manage their farms remotely, leading to improved productivity and efficiency.

Through the deployment of sensors and devices that are interconnected via IoT technology, farmers can obtain real-time data on various aspects such as weather conditions, soil moisture levels, and crop health.

This wealth of information empowers farmers to make data-driven decisions, optimize resource allocation, and implement precision farming techniques.

With IoT connectivity, the future of agriculture holds immense potential for increased sustainability, reduced environmental impact, and enhanced food production to meet the ever-growing global demand.

More Efficient Production & Higher Yields

Connected soil and plant-growth sensors and even drones allow farmers to pinpoint soil conditions or diseases leading to different growth rates across their land. This enables precisely calibrated doses of fertilisers or treatments to be delivered only to where they are needed, vastly reducing input volumes and the negative environmental consequences such as run-off into waterways.

For more information, please read our article: IoT in Agriculture: What is it Used For? For more information on connecting solar power technologies, please read: How IoT Is Transforming Solar PowerAs often IoT use in agriculture requires long range and low power solutions, please also read: NB-IoT vs LTE-M: What are the differences? and NB-IoT vs LoRaWAN: Which is Best for Low-Power IoT? for more information on the pros and cons of the different technology types available.

Caburn Telecom’s IoT SIMs are used widely in Africa, where farmers’ lives have been transformed through simple connected solutions such as cheap soil sensors and remotely switchable solar-powered irrigation pumps, meaning they can water fields miles away without wasting hours on travel, letting them focus on important tasks around the farm.

Health & Welfare of Livestock

IoT Enabled livestock farmers can keep a far closer eye on the health and welfare – and even the location of their animals through cost-effective communications tools and remote sensors. In one example, demand-led milking allows RFID tagged dairy animals to access automated parlours as and when they feel the need, rather than waiting all day for milking time, increasing their comfort and lowering the instance of diseases such as mastitis. The farmer is kept in the picture through 4G gateways bringing the data back from the milking sheds.

Where livestock is grazed on common lands, simply knowing the herd’s location and tracking their movements can greatly improve the herdsmen’s efficiency and geofences can raise alerts if the animals are straying into danger.

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