The farming of tomorrow is already here: How LoRaWAN® technology supports Smart Agriculture & Precise Animal Production
Recent extreme incidents around the globe—famine, climate change, wildfires, tornados, droughts, floods, and pandemics—remind us that farmers are facing two major challenges: to feed the planet and sustain the environment. The balance between conducting intensive or extensive production to feed an ever growing population and respecting our environment and usage of natural resources is a line not to be crossed. In other words, Earth’s resources are finite and we have to learn how to respect the planet if we want to keep living on it.
In this White Paper, we give our readers an overview of real case studies of what can be achieved with LoRaWAN applications in the poultry, swine, beef, and dairy cattle industries. Several LoRa Alliance® members describe how their solutions help track and optimize animal production to make a farmer’s jobs more efficient. In addition, we’ll address bee monitoring solutions as bees play an essential role in the pollination of large fields, such as in California’s almond and pistachio groves, where monitoring the activity of beehives becomes essential to ensure a quality production