Smart Agriculture Progress in Norway
With rapid urbanization across the globe, smart agriculture has become an important way to increase farm production efficiency as the number of farmers is steadily declining. In Norway, Carrier Telia and Huawei are developing various innovative projects designed to enhance smart agriculture infrastructure. For instance, mobile Internet of Things (IoT) enables smart irrigation systems, where sensors are used to retrieve data to track soil, crops and the air in real time so farmers can predict weather pattern and monitor farming equipment efficiency. With big data collected in real-time, farmers will able to perform precision farming to increase productivity and crop yields. In addition, the “Gjeteren” project attaches a tracking module on sheep in Norway’s Rogaland summer farm, enabling farmers to locate the sheep and monitor their health remotely. Soon, Norway will be able to trace everything, from animals, ships to containers and moving objects through mobile IoT.