Smart Farming in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Pamela Abbott, Alessandro Checco, Davide Polese

Abstract

Smallholder farmers provide the majority of food production in sub-Saharan Africa. They will be severely impacted by climate change, especially because they are dependent on rain-fed irrigation. We provide a summary of challenges and opportunities in designing smart farming infrastructure in this context. We observe that innovation in technology and knowledge production is necessary to increase the efficacy of water usage and land management. Such solutions must take into account the technological constraints and their regional variability to be able to provide sustainable and scalable solutions. Such solutions also need to embrace the notion of openness, encouraging collaborative endeavour and avoiding proprietary implementations.

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Abbott P., Checco A. and Polese D. (2021). Smart Farming in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: WSN4PA, ISBN 978-989-758-489-3, pages 159-164. DOI: 10.5220/0010416701590164


in Bibtex Style

@conference{wsn4pa21,
author={Pamela Abbott and Alessandro Checco and Davide Polese},
title={Smart Farming in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: WSN4PA,},
year={2021},
pages={159-164},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010416701590164},
isbn={978-989-758-489-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: WSN4PA,
TI - Smart Farming in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
SN - 978-989-758-489-3
AU - Abbott P.
AU - Checco A.
AU - Polese D.
PY - 2021
SP - 159
EP - 164
DO - 10.5220/0010416701590164