Cisco enhances coffee farming in Tanzania using the IoT

Cisco has teamed up with a group of partners to use the IoT to help Tanzanian coffee growers boost yields and operate more sustainably amid the challenges of climate change.

The networking giant has joined forces with the ConSenso Project: a coalition comprising Tanzanian coffee farmers, Italian plant scientists from PNAT, and researchers from the Accademia del Caffè Espresso. Together, they are deploying IoT sensors to "listen to the plants" on a Tanzanian coffee...

Virgin Media O2 showcases the ‘connected farm of the future’

Virgin Media O2 aims to revolutionise rural agriculture with its "Connected Farm of the Future" initiative, in partnership with Cannon Hall Farm located in Barnsley.

In an effort to eliminate connectivity challenges across Cannon Hall Farm's sprawling 126-acre estate – including notorious blackspots and notspots – Virgin Media O2 is deploying a network of sensors and monitors.

The objective is to showcase how these technologies can collaborate to enhance farm...

Eseye and Precision Animal Solutions deploy animal behaviour monitoring

Global IoT connectivity provider Eseye has partnered with Precision Animal Solutions on an animal behaviour monitoring solution to transform farming and agriculture.

The solution will redefine animal welfare management and disease detection. By combining Eseye's globally acclaimed IoT connectivity solutions with Precision Animal Solution's cutting-edge Remote Early Disease Identification (REDI) system, the partnership seeks to provide real-time insights into animal...

Vodafone’s IoT tech ensures 1.5M strawberries make it to Wimbledon

Vodafone is deploying IoT technology to ensure 1.5 million strawberries make it to Wimbledon, the world’s oldest tennis tournament.

Wimbledon simply wouldn’t be the same without strawberries and cream. Hughe Lowe Farms has supplied Wimbledon’s strawberries for almost 30 years and will remain the tournament’s exclusive supplier this year.

Vodafone has partnered with Hughe Lowe Farms to ensure the strawberries reach their destination, The All England Lawn Tennis...

Internet of Cows: Ingestible IoT sensor monitors the health of livestock

An ingestible IoT sensor is assisting farmers with monitoring the health of their livestock and helping to boost profitability.

The sensor, created by Austrian technology company smaXtec, provides data on inner body temperature, rumination, PH levels, and movement activity. This data helps to ensure the welfare of the livestock by sending early warnings of potential ill-health.

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AWS announces IoT partnership with farming solutions provider Yara

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a strategic IoT partnership with farming solutions provider Yara.

Optimising crop production is vital to ensure there’s enough food to feed an increasingly overpopulated world while minimising the environmental costs. IoT technologies, as usual, will play a key role.

Marcus Furuholmen, VP of Digital Production at Yara, said:

“Yara’s vision is simple yet extremely powerful. Through our worldwide operations we seek to...