Smart Agro or how to improve the lives of farmers

First the connected cars arrived, then the houses with artificial intelligence and, now, the intelligent fields. The time has finally come to give nature a leading role. Telefónica proposes Smart Agro, an initiative to improve agricultural processes and save costs.

Currently, in Spain the agriculture sector consumes more than 70% of the total water available. In addition, it uses 60% of the surface and 20% is irrigated. With all this, we can be aware of the importance of this sector in the day to day.

There is a growing concern for the sustainability, traceability and quality of agrifood processes. However, these productions cannot be improved with traditional methods. Therefore, an improvement plan is proposed for the agricultural environment, whether for livestock or for agriculture, in which technology is maximized.

Smart Agro consists of a geo-referenced monitoring and visualization of data on field assets that allows effective real-time action. With this new system, driven by the M2M Sector Solutions area, new business models can be enabled, all operational processes can be improved and expenses can be saved.

The Smart Agro proposal is born from the need of the farmer or rancher to improve all the daily processes involved in their work. Thus, this initiative is the sum of different technological capabilities tailored for each client. It guarantees greater productivity with a 30% reduction in administrative work.

Advantages in livestock farms

Mainly, it allows the optimization of the replenishment and manufacturing processes of animal feed. In addition, it favors the knowledge of how much the cabin is consuming. It also enables temperature and humidity control on farms, with the ability to measure other physical and environmental parameters that may be of interest.

Advantages in farms

One of the major strengths of this development is the action in irrigation and sensorization of the land with real-time access to the information of the sensors installed in the field. Remotely, it is possible to schedule irrigation shifts in real time. On the other hand, it favors the management of agricultural information by georeferenced visualization of crops with layers of information superimposed on them from anywhere in the world.

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