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Smart Agriculture and Food Storage System for Asia Continent: A Step Towards Food Security

Guo Si-Wen, Mohammad Asif Ikabl and Pradeep Kumar
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Guo Si-Wen: Weifang University of Science and Technology, China
Mohammad Asif Ikabl: Lovely Professional University, India
Pradeep Kumar: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems (IJAEIS), 2021, vol. 12, issue 1, 68-79

Abstract: Asia is the largest and most populous continent of Earth with an overall population of 446.27 crores. Housing this population drives various challenges in different aspects, in which providing healthy and nutritious food to each and every individual is most challenging. Unfortunately, because of certain production issues, farmers are not getting the desired throughput, and in some critical cases, situations lead to suicide. On the other hand, proper storage and distribution of these harvests are other challenges. Various models and IoT (internet of things)-based approaches have been presented and are available for implementation, but a dedicated layout combining the digitization of all the essential steps, starting from preparation of soil for agriculture to the making food available for every needy person, is still missing. In the paper, various related models have been studied, and an integral model is presented where integration of IoT is carried out with agriculture and with the food storage and distribution system.

Date: 2021
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