Cloud Computing has Benefits for Farmers
Cloud Computing for Agriculture can break farmers' limitations in technical knowledge, improve the utilization of existing resources and can also overcome the strong dependence on natural climate in the specific geographical areas. By conveying important information related to agriculture through Cloud and other devices through Internet, the farmers can benefit greatly. Traditionally, agriculture or farming is an activity whose knowledge is passed down many generations together. The information on the methods and science of farming is confined only to the farming community. Another major problem in our country is rural-urban migration as unemployment ratio is constantly is increasing. These two major problems can be efficiently resolved by the application of cloud computing technology in the field of farming. By collecting all the related information regarding farming techniques at a central cloud, that information can be accessed by the users and other concerned people around the world. And migration problem will be solved as the cloud services are provided to the users however remote the location is.
iGrow is a marketplace that helps underemployed farmers, under-used land, and investors to produce high-quality organic food and sustainable incomes using cloud-based agricultural management software. In Indonesia alone, iGrow has helped 2,200 farmers to get work and 1,197 hectares of land to be used, delivered 350 tons of healthy peanuts, and gained revenue for the farmers, landowners, and investors. iGrow raises capital for seeds from urban people and gives a Farmville-like experience to investors so they not only can see their investments, but also have the fun of knowing they’re growing beautiful, nutritious food. iGrow has a mission that is for far more than just commercial purposes. iGrow has a big goal, which is to preserve life.
Using Cloud Computing Technology in Agricultural Development - https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0597/54214cf4e8b8c94e3cae2269f5c496a4f51b.pdf
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