Internet of Things (Iot): It’s Application For Sustainable Agricultural Productivity In Nigeria

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ABSTRACT

The paper considered Internet of things as it applies to agriculture. It’s relevance in the area of weather forecast, irrigation/fertilizer application, tracking of farm produce, internet banking, pests and disease control and monitoring were looked into. However, Nigerian agriculture has not witnessed such reformation and transformation due to some challenges. Therefore, some recommendations were made to combat these hindrances and move Nigerian agriculture to an enviable status of world-
class standard.

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

Internet of Things (IoT) is a recent technology that is gaining
wide awareness and acceptance in several fields due to its
practical relevance in everyday life improvement. IoT has
found its utility in transportation, environmental monitoring
and forecasting, home and office appliances, agriculture,
health, security and energy conservation. However, in Nigeria,
the impact of IoT in agriculture is not conspicuously evident.
This might be probably traced to low level of awareness,
illiteracy, poverty, insufficiency or lack of electricity most
especially in the rural area where Nigerian agriculture is more
pronounced.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical
objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are
embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network
connectivity which enables these objects to collect and
exchange data (GSI, 2015). The Internet of Things allows
objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing
network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more-direct
integration between the physical world and computer-based
systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and
economic benefit. IoT example, any object which is capable of
identifying, connecting and communicating with other objects
is an example of Internet of Things (Santucci, 2011: LOPEZ
Research Series, 2013; Reddy, 2014).

Also known as precision farming, this method of farming uses
data analysis to customize operations so as to maximize
agricultural output based on variable inputs. These practices
may enable significant opportunities for savings, given that as
much as 60 percent of water diverted or pumped for irrigation
is wasted. In addition, to ensure food safety, data-driven
solutions enabled by the Internet of Things will allow
consumers to track and monitor produce from farm to fork
(Castro, 2013). There is growing interest in the potential of
internet of things technologies (IoT) to support poverty
alleviation and the up-liftment of the living standards of
people (Kopetz, 2011) especially in the developed world. The
Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the agriculture
industry and enabling farmers to contend with the enormous
challenges they face.

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Project Topic and Material

Category

Agricultural Science

No of Chapters

5

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Yes

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