Tech Showcase: FarmBeats: Empowering Farmers with Low-Cost Digital Agriculture Solutions


August 2, 2018


Zerina Kapetanovic


Data-driven techniques help boost agricultural productivity by increasing yields, reducing losses and cutting down input costs. However, these techniques have seen sparse adoption owing to high costs of manual data collection and limited connectivity solutions. Our solution, called FarmBeats, is an end-to-end IoT platform for agriculture that enables seamless data collection from various sensors, cameras, and drones. Our system design explicitly accounts for weather-related power and Internet outages, and has been enabled in six-month-long deployments at two US farms.