The Internet and cloud computing have already been widely used to boost the agricultural sector in several countries, including Brazil. Production, research and development have been the areas that have most benefited from the potential linked to the cloud and with surprising results.

Allied to new technologies, such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing has expanded its use and has helped the government and the private sector in economic growth in different parts of the world.

Cloud computing has helped increase productivity and quality in agriculture

The use of cloud computing in agriculture has been widely used in order to increase the productivity and quality of agricultural products, and this participation has also contributed to the quality of life of farmers in rural areas.

One of the goals of the applicability of the cloud is to make “agriculture more intelligent”, with examples of projects that involve the monitoring and control of agricultural and animal production environments, improving productivity and helping to increase the yield of different crops.

As a result of the computational power available to rural producers, cloud computing has helped to generate competitiveness, especially in the export of agricultural products. High technology has provided, for example, greater transparency to exporters about cultivation and critical information regarding tracking.

With cloud technology it is possible to build smart farms, focusing on the main agricultural products

With the possibility of associating cloud computing resources with the latest technologies, it is possible to plan production and find out if what will be produced will be sufficient for the needs of the market, all this comparing with historical data with information in real time and high processing power. This allows for strategic decisions such as verifying the need to import products related to agriculture, creating competitive strategies and meeting market niches.

Cloud computing has provided research and development institutions, which work closely with the private sector and government agencies, with information about crop conditions in different areas and situations. It is also possible to receive, process and distribute spatial data that help in decision making in areas of interest. It is possible, with the use of intelligent tools, to verify the occurrence and plan the fight against pests, schedule the annual production and, in this way, avoid the lack of products on the market.

Cloud Computing as an Integration Tool for Agribusiness

Thanks to the highly developed ICT infrastructure, provided by the example of Amazon, it is possible to integrate agriculture, the consumer, companies and industrial sectors, thus boosting agribusiness .

The intensive use of highly connected mobile devices and solutions developed for the cloud, allows agricultural producers, traders and suppliers to integrate into a unified system, creating innovations for supply chain management and integrated with electronic market platforms.

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