IoT Architecture Based on Wireless Sensor Network Applied to Agricultural Monitoring: A Case of Study of Cacao Crops in Ecuador

Juan Carlos Guillermo, Andrea García-Cedeño, David Rivas-Lalaleo, Mónica Huerta, Roger Clotet

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Abstract

This article proposes the design of a low-cost IoT architecture based on Wireless Sensor Network technology for agricultural monitoring which is deployable in different types of crops, in this particular case cacao crops have been chosen. The architecture will allow small and medium agricultural producers, through a multi-platform application (web, mobile, etc.), to monitor and store information of various climatic and soil factors that influence the optimal growth and production of cacao. The data collected by the sensor network will be visualized through interactive maps, tables and statistical graphs. Furthermore, the system will notify or emit alerts to the farmer through emails or the application’s own graphical interface about a specific event that has occurred, in order to support optimal and opportune decision-making. The proposal of this architecture corresponds to a inclusive tool of the agro-technological field for family cacao farmers through the collection, storage, management and visualization of agricultural variables data. The information acquired is fundamental for the sustainable management of the crop through the correct administration of resources, facilitating the quality control of the product and the generation of preventive plans for protection against pests and diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information and Communication Technologies for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change AACC’18
EditorsJuan Carlos Corrales, José Antonio Iglesias, Plamen Angelov
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages42-57
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030044466
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event2nd International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change, AACC 2018 - Cali, Colombia
Duration: 21 Nov 201823 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume893
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change, AACC 2018
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityCali
Period21/11/1823/11/18

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • IoT
  • Monitoring
  • Wireless Sensor Network

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