How IoT is Improving Global Food Production

Date : 4-3-2019

How IoT can help solve global food crisis...

Experts from Gartner Inc. predict that over half of new businesses will rely on the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020.

We now have access to technologies that simplify every aspect of daily life from turning on the lights to controlling the temperature of a building. However, IoT has brought about innovative technologies that have the potential to do more than just provide conveniences. Companies are beginning to incorporate IoT based technologies in order to address more significant problems such as feeding the global population.   

Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food gets spoiled or lost resulting in losses of $680 billion in developed countries and $310 billion in developing countries. Malnutrition causes 45 percent of deaths in children under five years old, which amounts to 3.1 million each year. Researchers all over the world are working to find solutions to the food crisis using IoT.

The adaption of IoT based technologies in the food industry is improving the supply chain, and thus is reducing the amount of food waste. Real-time data processing, self-learning shelf life prediction and the ability to analyze the complete supply chain have all been made possible by IoT. IoT integrated systems can also be used for monitoring and providing information. This information includes the raw materials that were used as well as what the end product itself was. Efficient supply chains ensure that food can be tracked to prevent it from being lost or going bad.

Several companies have made significant efforts to provide solutions that are applicable to food production. TAG BOX is an IoT automation and analytics company that identifies product damages that occurred as a result of mishandling and transit shock. The company’s goal is to reduce food waste by maintaining increased cold chain quality, ensuring end-to-end traceability of stock and eliminating inefficiencies that lead to delays and breakdowns. Abbaco Controls is another company using IoT technologies to increase food production. They used IoT technologies from Intel and Kontron to deploy a water management system in Malaysia to increase rice production. The IoT-based irrigation system decentralizes water gates so farmers can control water supplies to their fields. The system also uses comprehensive analysis of sensor data to make real-time watering decisions.

While this technology is promising, the food industry as a whole is being held back as we are lacking economic incentives to trigger partnerships between technology and agriculture. Another challenge to consider is the difficulty of reaching rural farmers that have less access to broadband, proper technology training and decreased data analysis capabilities. The CEO of Zest Labs, Peter Mehring, stated, “There is much to do in this area, because we’re still seeing 30 percent to 40 percent food waste levels post harvest, and half of this waste is occurring before food even gets to consumers”. However, as the challenges facing food production become better understood, we move closer to solving the fundamental problem of how we feed the world.

At SURE Universal, we have designed a software defined IoT platform that may one day be used to solve some of the most significant challenges facing the global population.

IoT is Improving Global Food Production

« || »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

÷ 3 = 3

Recent Post

The Types of IoT Networks & The Role They Play

IoT & How It's Applied in Agriculture

IoT for Oil and Gas Pipeline Management

5 Tips to Safeguard your Personal Data When Using IoT


Smart technology IoT Smart devices Activites for kids Alexa Amazon Amazon Fire TV Amazon’s Alexa Amazon’s Echo android apps Android Features Android Phone Apple TV April Fools Day Best Apps Chromecast Fitness Apps Classic Movies Fiber Internet Events Fiber Internet Connection Funny tricks Gifts Go Green Home Automation TV Shows Home Theater TV Remote Interesting IoT Security IoT – Internet of Things Light bulb Lighting Media Streaming Movie Trilogies Movies Pets Privacy Issues Product Update Productivity Apps Quiz Remote Control Roku Smart Device Top Apps Technology of Lighting Smart Home Smart TV Technology Streamer Event VR IoT; amazon; Home Automation; Remote Control IoT for kids Halloween smart socket smart thermostat nest thermostat smart fan smart shades smart humidifier freeze detector smart lighting Smart home gadget Christmas gifts gadget Christmas movies streaming control smartphone IoT Technology Wi-Fi connections lose weight track calories food scale shape scale smart scale fitness tracker IoT cloud robot virtual reality IoT Device thermostat security system smart IoT network smart city Magazines IOT Journal Evolution Magazine Digitalist Magazine IoT India Magazine Smart tech smartphones youtube channel gadgets wearables IoT applications GymWatch fitness wearable Amazon Alexa Echo dot Voice Control ocf interroperability SD-IoT Software digital media STB Set-top Box manufacturers certification Data services ads business model monetizing IoT ces 2018 demo interoperability Internet of Things Marketing IoT devices IoT data marketers smart garden devices Garden Sensor Wi-Fi Sprinkler Automower Smart LED Flood IoT influencers IoT space IoT news IoT Solutions IoT skills; IoT sensors; IoT devices; data security; IoT industry Sports and IoT; wearable sensors; Z-Wave ZigBee smart home hub Z-Wave devices Smart Toys kids mesh network IR devices IR blaster IoT Sensors father's day new tech costumer service Iot gadgets irobot alarm iotivity smart home specification automated home The Hub smart office Automated office Smart Homes Smart Home; IoT; IoT platforms IoT ecosystem IoT world Gateway smart buildings IoT platform smartphone app Smart Cities IoT hardware smart home technology IIoT technology industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart Industry connected devices building automation building autonation system iot tech smart home lighting Iot Gadget thanksgiving smart gadgets Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets Smart sensors contact sensors detector sensors temperature sensor water temperature sensor brightness sensor iot software platform IoT Gateway IoT Ready IoT gateway software home security window sensor door sensor Iot solution; smart city technology smart home tech market wearable tech IoT in Education smart LED lighting new world of IoT Preventive Maintenance IoT preventive maintenance smart refrigerator software-defined IoT platform Smart Doorbells home alarm systems office automation setups IoT health care medical devices IoT gizmos Smart Lock Smart Doorbell Smart Camera smart home IoT devices Bluetooth cellular IoT IoT Connectivity LPWAN hybrid IoT wireless protocols for enabling IoT The Internet of Things (IoT) mash network Wifi Li-Fi Internet of Things (IoT) What is Li-Fi? wireless protocols LED bulbs solar power solutions based on IoT IoT in solar energy plants utilizing IoT innovative technologies Trust Architectures for IoT 5G 5G works Remove term NB-IoT Cat-M1; Massive IoT Deployments; NB-IoT; Cat-M1; Massive IoT Deployments; IoT based technologies IoT integrated systems IoT automation IoT technologies Edge Computing Micro Data Network Iot; Easter; Blockchain secure network Data Sharing Augmented Reality AR technologies Weightless SIG wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) Nanonetwork Body Area Network (BAN) A Near Field Communication (NFC) Network Local Area Network (LAN)


Industry News

Company News

Ready to Try?

Follows us