A group of enterprising farmers are growing high demand vegetables and fruits in view of the shortage in the traditional markets caused by the current pandemic and lockdowns. Describe from the point of farm set up to the delivery of the final products at the homes of consumers, how these entrepreneurs can set up the necessary computer systems and tap cloud computing resources at different stages for the efficient operation leading to high profitability from this business. (25 marks)
[Total: 25 Marks]
According to USDA's report, 24% of farms are utilizing computers and internet access to purchase agricultural inputs such as seed, feed, fertilizer, chemicals and more, while 19% of farmers use these tools to conduct agricultural marketing activities.
Internet of things (IoT) smart farming solutions is a system that is built for monitoring the crop field with the help of sensors (light, humidity, temperature, soil moisture, crop health, etc.) and automating the irrigation system. The farmers can monitor the field conditions from anywhere.