Date: Thursday, 8 February 2018
Time: 10:30-12:30, 13:30-15:30, & 16:00-18:00
The growth of the World Population is projected to exceed 10 Billion people by 2035, That combined with the increasing affluence of our planet’s inhabitants indicates that by 2035 the demand for food will roughly double. The WF will explore how IoT technologies can contribute to meet the food demand of the world’s population through improvements in yield and efficiency. Agriculture is a vertical that has many aspects and many specialties where IoT is important. The aspects include the operation of agricultural equipment; hydrology and irrigation; pest and invasive species control; management of facilities; and preservation of land and soil. Examples of specialties include arable crops; animal husbandry; aquaculture and fisheries; forestry; natural materials for consumer and industrial products; cash crops; and fruits and vegetables.