Smart Farming: The future of agriculture & the need of the hour

Revolutionizing the Agriculture industry with the Internet of Things

Drawbacks of traditional farming practices

Traditional farming adheres to overused and outdated practices & equipment for farming and livestock management. This has contributed to low crop yield and low-input husbandry.

When farming practices and technology come together

Also regarded as the ‘4.0 Green Revolution’, Smart Farming, is an emerging concept that refers to the management of farms by incorporating agricultural methodologies with technology.

IoT applications in Agriculture

Agricultural IoT applications such as smart irrigation, precision farming, disease forecasting, cattle health monitoring solutions, etc., are expected to achieve wide traction to meet the rising resource demands in the years to come.

1. Environment & Micro-climate tracking

As compared to its traditional counterpart, IoT-enabled weather stations use wireless units to track and provide micro-climate data. Such data can alert farmers on harsh climatic conditions and allow them to take necessary actions in preserving crop health and sustenance beforehand.

2. Real-time asset monitoring

Farmers needn’t conduct an onsite inspection of crops, feed tanks, ponds, and cattle farms as IoT-enabled monitoring technology allows farmers to keep remote track of resources, usage rates, perform field inspections, and direct and manage delivery truck schedules, etc.

3. Cattle Tracking

Network-connected collar wearables can track cattle movement and notify farmers of trespassing, thereby preventing cattle loss or theft. Farmers can also monitor eating patterns and health-related activities with a leg- or neck-mounted sensor to efficiently identify and monitor health issues.

4. Driverless machines

With the inception of machine automation, agriculturalists have found new ways to automate their equipment through IoT-powered driverless machines to bring automation to the next level. With lightweight driverless machines, farmers can cut back on labor costs, reduce failure, and minimize machine downtime.

5. Mobile Weather Stations

IoT-enabled mobile weather stations provide meteorological data regarding incident response, mobile air traffic control, and command and control. These are quick to set up and can begin to record data for incident decision-making automatically.

6. Precision Farming

This approach uses IoT-based devices to timely and accurately address the needs of cattle or plants with precise nutrient/fertilizer additions, monitor individual animals’ well-being, and identify herds falling ill, allowing farmers to take effective and necessary actions.

Cavli’s solutions powering smart farming and real-time livestock management

Cavli, with our solutions in smart connectivity enablement, is working with different stakeholders in Agriculture IoT to ensure they build reliable and scalable alternatives to traditional solutions without much overhead cost.

Power Your Cattle Health Monitoring Solution with Cavli’s LTE CAT NB-IoT C1RM Cellular IoT Module with 2G fall-back option

Cattle health monitoring solutions come in the form of connected wearables that can be mounted around the cattle’s neck or by simply mounting it to its leg. Monitoring animal health allows you to keep a better track of your livestock’s health and is also a vital step towards preventing animal disease outbreaks.

Other applicable product

LTE CAT M1/NB1/NB2 C42GM smart cellular IoT modules


In the coming years, where agriculture and livestock farming eye an ongoing future together with the Internet of Things, an unprecedented level of control and automated decision-making is expected to rise. This could potentially lead to a Third Green Revolution, where an enduring ecosystem of innovation in the agricultural sector will begin to unfold. IoT technologies will enable better food production, management, and traceability. This is expected to be beneficial for the global environment where natural resources like water and nutrients are efficiently and carefully consumed, which will be essential for mankind’s continual survival for the years to come.



Ajit is a Marketing & Product management professional with experience across Technology & Industrial engineering. He is the Co-founder & CMO at Cavliwireless.

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Ajit Thomas

Ajit is a Marketing & Product management professional with experience across Technology & Industrial engineering. He is the Co-founder & CMO at Cavliwireless.