Digital villages: A data-driven approach to precision agriculture in small farms

Ram Fishman, Moushumi Ghosh, Amit Mishra, Shmuel Shomrat, Meshi Laks, Roy Mayer, Aakash Jog, Eyal Ben Dor, Yosi Shacham-Diamand

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Abstract

An approach for system monitoring of smallholder farms. The system will be based on low-cost mobile units (i.e. IoTs, phones) collecting and transmitting data directly from the farms. The IoT information will be merged with available and free access satellite data to form near real-time thematic images to the end-users. It will serve people with low technical literacy who are working with smallholders in developing countries. The novelty of using an integrated interdisciplinary behavioral-technological approach that builds on our respective disciplinary expertise, and the ability to pilot and implement at scale through partnerships, on the ground, allowing gaining new insights into smallholder cultivation and revolutionizing agricultural extension in the developing world. To achieve that goal of Holistic Integrated Precision Agriculture Network (HIPAN) three networks have been established in experimental farms in India: wireless network for "on-the-ground" sensing, virtual network with satellite multispectral imaging-based data and social network collecting the farmers' inputs. The three networks are fused together and the data is processed using a cloud supported data analysis; the results are visually transferred to the farmers as well as to organizations and companies for their benefit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSENSORNETS 2020 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sensor Networks
EditorsNirwan Ansari, Andreas Ahrens, Cesar Benavente-Peces
PublisherSciTePress
Pages161-166
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789897584039
StatePublished - 2020
Event9th International Conference on Sensor Networks, SENSORNETS 2020 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: 28 Feb 202029 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameSENSORNETS 2020 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sensor Networks

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Sensor Networks, SENSORNETS 2020
Country/TerritoryMalta
CityValletta
Period28/02/2029/02/20

Funding

FundersFunder number
Boris Mints Institute
Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions
Cartasense Inc.
Manna Centre for Food Security
NITSAN
TAU/TiET Food Security Center of Excellence
Unispectral Inc.
Israel Science Foundation1616/17
Tel Aviv University590351

    Keywords

    • Field-deployable Sensors
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Satellite Multispectral Imaging
    • Sensor Network

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