Smart devices change farming

The introduction of smart devices is rapidly changing people’s lifestyle as well as work, politics, the economy and industry. Agriculture is no exception with smart technologies increasingly being applied to production, distribution and consumption.

The Korea Communications Commission jointly launched “smart farm” services with the National Information Society Agency last Friday to monitor cultivation facilities in greenhouses and help urban residents in switching careers to farming.

Developed by KT and Gwangyang City and supported by the regulator, the services will be tested on 20 farms that grow tomatoes and paprika and around 130 households that have hobby farms in Gwangyang. The regulator plans to commercialize the services in 2012

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