IoT Working to Remedy Labor Shortages in Fields Around the World
By 2024, over 2 million farms and 36 million cattle will be connected. ABI Research’s Agriculture’s Digital Transformation – AgTech and Farming application analysis report highlights IoT-driven opportunities in the agricultural market including connected agriculture in field crops, tree crops, and livestock.
For field and tree crops, the primary driver for the introduction of connectivity and the IoT is not only to irrigate sufficiently but also to limit excess water application for usage efficiency and to align with government regulation.
For livestock, it is about collecting data relating to the health of the animals, including birthing activities, as well as knowledge of their whereabouts.
Across all agriculture sectors, the benefits are improved yields, a higher quality product, and greater insight for farmers to more efficiently manage their operations.