LoRa Technology: Improving Nature Restoration and Eliminating Agriculture Water Waste Around The Globe
SENSOTERRA'S LOW-COST, WIRELESS SOLUTION PROVIDES EFFICIENT USE OF WATER RESOURCES
Finding the correct balance to grow trees in remote areas
Only 3% of the world's water is accessible freshwater. Of that, 70% of the freshwater consumed is used in the agricultural industry - the largest consumer of water globally. Monitoring soil moisture levels helps farmers to make effective and smart irrigation decisions. Too much water in the soil leads to waterlogged areas and a potential for plant illness or death, while too little water will harm crop growth.
Jurriaan Ruys is the founder of Land Life Company, a nature restoration company with a mission to reforest the world's 2 billion hectares of degraded land. The organization develops new technologies to restore habitat in parts of the world where nature cannot come back unaided and has leveraged Semtech's LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in their Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial farms. The company currently has teams on three continents and reforestation projects in over 25 countries.