Digital, or smart farming, and precision agriculture involve the integration of advanced technologies into farming practices to increase production efficiency and the quality of agricultural produce. Smart systems rely on connectivity and the sensors capable of capturing the real time, daily, weekly, and monthly data on variables such as energy, climate, and water.
The project aimed to support industry to develop, trial and promote smart farming solutions in agriculture and food supply chains, while enhancing digital skills, creating regional jobs and driving efficiencies for businesses. In broad strokes, the project aimed to create exemplar smart farms by utilising Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to improve operations across:
- Risk management
- Knowledge decision and support