Today, with the rapidly evolving global environment the work of the farmer has become as complicated as that of a businessman. Agriculture, today does not only have to deal with planting and harvesting as some believe, but farmers are also responsible for fertility problems, conservation, taxes, and accounting. Being a producer is no longer enough to get on with the business of agriculture. In addition to producing, to be a successful farmer, it has become essential to be aware of the manner in which the farmers can effectively manage their farms. Hence, smart farm system could prove to highly effective for the management of the farm, and the agriculture system of Myanmar.
The smart farm management possesses the potential of becoming one of the essential elements in the daily life of a farmer because it determines how it will organize its activities, the resources used and the activities conducted. Following are some of the benefits that could be enjoyed by the farmers after the implementation of the smart farm system.
- Knowledge of the latest procedures. Knowledge of a professional farmer is highly valued today, and it is important when it comes to maximizing profits. To succeed, a farmer must be aware of the skills that are needed to produce what satisfies consumers. Know when is best to conduct some activities in the area and what are the best fertilizers and pesticides that have come to market before all, will help improve the quality of the harvest.
- Personal data. A good system of farm management must allow the farmer to collect, process and store data so that the data can be converted into useful information for farmers. They can be as much data on land use (soil type, fertility, protection, crop rotation) and on the products used their cost and other products in the world. Having a system so that farmers have at hand all useful information on their crops, as well as it’s financial and production data, will help them to have adequate information to take action, operate more efficiently, and thus increase profitability.
- Information ahead of time. Agriculture is a sector where the risk is very high, because the farmer faces the market supply and demand on the one hand, and climatic conditions and other pests. If necessary, it is important to have a good management system, with good traceability in real time in order to limit damage and losses.