4th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

An Application of Industry 4.0 in Agriculture in Nigeria

jesusetemi oluwafemi, Esther AKINLABI, Pule Kholopane & IFETAYO OLUWAFEMI
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Industry 4.0

The evolution of industry 4.0 in the agricultural sector is the emerging technology in vogue. Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications are technological innovations used in monitoring, sensing, reading of attached devices, in order to detect physical phenomena. WSN is said to be the key technology of IoT. The system developed is mainly for agricultural precision, which involves real-time monitoring of climatic as well as the environmental properties of farmland is been monitored and adequate decisions are taken in respect to the sensed variables to amend the unpalatable conditions on the farmland. The developed WSN system uses a mesh topology structure to achieve scalability for monitoring environmental variables that affect crop productivity. The system design incorporates the Global System of Mobile (GSM) technology into it, to give the farmer real-time information about the environmental conditions of the farm, thus providing real-time monitoring for better decision making. The designed system is energy efficient, reliable and relatively simple, the system credibility was validated by testing it in a real farm environment in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The gateway node used in the design successfully collects the sensed data using the environmental conditions of the farmland and afterward forwards the report to the farmer.

Published in: 4th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Toronto, Canada

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: October 25-27, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5950-7
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767