Interesting Engineering: IoT and Smart Agriculture Are Building Our Future Cities Today

Interesting Engineering: IoT and Smart Agriculture Are Building Our Future Cities Today

The 9.6 billion people expected to live on the planet by 2050, and with 70 percent of them in urban areas, IoT is pushing smart agriculture in smart cities.

Internet of Things (IoT)  and other related new and emerging technologies are set to change and improve Smart Cities. Agriculture is using these technologies, deploying IoT for smart farming, creating what now we call Smart Agriculture.

Mobile operators and 5G deployment, governments, and city councils are working on a new approach to implementing smart city solutions which contribute to delivering real, long-term benefits to businesses and citizens alike.

Smart Cities initiatives provide valuable resources which can assist governments, city planners, and digital service providers in deploying connected solutions, thus creating cities that are truly smart.

Big Data and Analytics enable smart agriculture

One of the most challenging questions the food and agricultural industry ponder is how to double food production by 2050 with less land available every year.

Moreover, according to the United Nations, the planet’s global population is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Feeding this much population represents a challenge for the farming industry. By embracing IoT, food production could be increased by 70 percent, according to Beecham Research.

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