End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- Soil sensors on the farm can collect humidity, temperature, pH, moisture and nutrient level data for analysis to improve decision making that reduces the risk of crop failure, decreases production costs and increases yields. Quantifiable outcome:
- IoT technologies can be used to monitor and manage the global coldchain ecosystem to ensure chilled foods and liquids maintain their freshness through harvest, packaging, processing, storage and shipping.
- IoT can be used to more precisely track the food supply chain as it moves from place to place.
- Ethylene sensors in orchards can be used to detect ethylene gas emitted by fruit during fruit ripening to determine the fruit maturity levels for harvesting and storage.
- The use of soil and leaf moisture sensors combined with temperature sensors can be used to determine a more precise amount of irrigation needed at a more granular level in order to reduce water usage.
- With as many as 250,000 deaths occurring each year around the world due to pesticide poisoning, monitoring the vigor of crops, trees, and soil and help to limit the use of fertilizers and chemicals on crops.