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Big Data in Agriculture-Smart Farming Made Easy

Big Data in Agriculture-Smart Farming Made Easy

The digital era has revolutionized many industries with the huge impact of big data. The overwhelming amount of information available on the web is estimated to reach 44 zettabytes by 2020 and it has proven to be of immense value to many industries, as well as large enterprise companies. Some industries that benefit from big data are the financial, airline, travel, restaurants, automobile, sports, and hospitality industries. The list may go on and on because big data can be a powerful tool in the hands of an industry expert. By the end of 2017, the adoption of big data by companies has reached 53%. One industry that can greatly benefit from big data but may not instantly come to your mind is the agricultural sector. Yes, the agricultural industry also can make use of data in many practical ways and benefit from it greatly. Big data brings an innovative approach in almost every sector of the world, so why would agriculture be left behind. Although not many technologies can have an impact on the agricultural sector, big data is such a powerful force that it definitely has the potential to transform the agricultural domain. It’s extremely important that today farmers understand and value technology, in order to make decisions more quickly and methodically and not lag behind the innovative approaches. The agricultural sector together with big data integrates into the concept known as Smart Farming. Keep reading to find out what smart farming is all about and the role of big data in it. Also, keep reading to learn many practical ways of how big data is leveraged in...