Nokia and Vi launches ‘Smart Agriculture solution’ in India
The project will benefit over 50,000 farmers in the region by enhancing their productivity and income.
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Nokia and Vodafone India Foundation have announced deploying a Smart Agriculture solution that aims to improve the productivity of farmers in India.
Nokia and Vodafone India Foundation have launched a pilot project in 100 locations in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The project will benefit over 50,000 farmers in the region by enhancing their productivity and income.
The project by Nokia and Vodafone India Foundation provides ‘smart agriculture-as-a-service’ solution, which utilizes Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) solution, and can ensure that precise and practical data is sent to farmers enabling them to enhance productivity. As part of the project, over 400 sensors have been deployed over 100,000 hectares of farmland to collect various data points which are then analysed by a cloud-based and localized Smart Agriculture app. The app provides local language support as well as weather forecast and irrigation management information. The sensors generate insights that help to improve soy and cotton crop yields.
Crop management through WING can include smart irrigation, smart pesticide control, proactive information sharing frameworks on crops and weather, as well as a platform for commodity exchange. The use case can also employ Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) technology or drones instead of traditional sensors for crop management.
Smart Agriculture is a leading use case that India is exploring in the 5G era. The complete end-to-end solution from Nokia WING is supported by deep domain expertise and an agriculture partner eco-system. Combined, it will help Vi CSR improve agricultural practices by introducing IoT-based solutions.