The Use of Internet of Things for the Sustainability of the Agricultural Sector: The Case of Climate Smart Agriculture

International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology 10(3), 2019, pp. 494-501

8 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2019

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Francesco Zecca

Department of Management, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Date Written: September 18, 2019

Abstract

Global climate change has huge effects on the agricultural system and its productivity. Scientists report that changing climatic conditions led to a decrease in global wheat yields by 5, 5% and corn by 3, 8% and that by 2090, climate change is projected to lead to a loss of 8-24% of total world production of corn, soybeans, wheat and rice. According with others Scientists, Africa is threatened with a loss of the corn crop by 5% and wheat by 17% until 2050.Taking all of this into account agricultural sector needs to adapt to climate change. The goal of the paper is analyze the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), verify the results of this approach in some significant Country in terms of vulnerability to climate change and asses what are the impacts. The paper intends responding to why should CSA be a good alternative and how it is different from what is being practiced right now. The conclusions put evidence on what is good in it and why it is important to pursue this practice.

Keywords: sustainability, agriculture, technologies, smart, climate change

Suggested Citation

Zecca, Francesco, The Use of Internet of Things for the Sustainability of the Agricultural Sector: The Case of Climate Smart Agriculture (September 18, 2019). International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology 10(3), 2019, pp. 494-501. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3455878

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