Agriculture and food
The application of information technology in agriculture is increasingly important.
E-Agriculture is an emerging field focusing on the enhancement of agricultural and rural development through improved information and communication processes. More specifically, e-Agriculture involves the conceptualization, design, development, evaluation and application of innovative ways to use information technologies in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture.
The main phases of the agriculture industry include crop cultivation, water management, fertilizer application, fertigation, pest management, harvesting, post-harvest handling, transport of food products, packaging, food preservation, food processing/value addition, quality management, food safety, food storage, and food marketing. All stakeholders of agriculture industry need information and knowledge about these phases to manage them efficiently. Any system applied for getting information and knowledge for making decisions in any industry should deliver accurate, complete, concise information in time or on time. The information provided by the system must be in user-friendly form, easy to access, cost-effective and well protected from unauthorized accesses.
Geographic information system s, or GIS, are extensively used in agriculture, especially in precision farming. Land is mapped digitally, and pertinent geodetic data such as topography and contours are combined with other statistical data for easier analysis of the soil. GIS is used in decision making such as what to plant and where to plant using historical data and sampling.
The agriculture industry needs to take greater advantage of IT solutions that have the potential to increase production yields. Our solutions will make your business run more efficiently and effectively. Our solutions have the ability to:
- shape a farm's future visions and make investment decisions easier
- increase a farm's economic efficiency by increasing productivity and reducing expenditures
- create and submit reports to governmental institutions
- exchange data with private players in the agricultural sector in accordance with a separate agreement.