Agriculture sector firms tap benefit of Internet of Things

BUSINESS DAILY | August 1, 2018

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Agriculturalists have a lot to gain from embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). Through this technology, many physical devices used in the agricultural value chain are equipped to communicate factors such as temperature and humidity to various stakeholders. Local meat processor Farmers Choice plans to integrate the IoT infrastructure in its production line and achieve full automation. The production plant receives live animals from farmers, slaughters them, processes and then packages meat. “You have to take care of temperature and humidity. You also have to take care of the inventory because meat is perishable so as soon as some metric goes wrong, that’s it. “We need something being relaid to us before it happens,” said Eric Muga, Senior Systems Administrator at Farmers Choice.

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