Democratizing Data-Driven Agriculture Using Affordable Hardware

Ranveer Chandra, Manohar Swaminathan, Tusher Chakraborty, Jian Ding, Zerina Kapetanovic, Peeyush Kumar, Deepak Vasisht

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The world needs to sustainably grow more food to feed the growing population of the planet. Data-driven agriculture is a promising technique that can help farmers be more productive, reduce costs, and enable adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. However, the adoption of data-driven agriculture is limited by a lack of affordable technologies, for broadband, sensing, imaging, and insights. In this article, we present an overview of Project FarmBeats, a research project that started in 2014 to increase the adoption of data-driven agricultural practices. We provide an overview of the various components of the FarmBeats architecture, and details of the hardware innovations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Micro
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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