Dr. Robert S. Balog and Ms. Nabila ElBeheiry have published a paper entitled “Technologies driving the shift to smart farming: A review” in the IEEE Sensors Journal.

The agriculture industry is facing numerous challenges including climate changes and encroachment of the urban environment; there is increasing interest in developing new practices to ensure a sustainable agriculture and food supply. Smart Farming (SF) is an advanced manufacturing technique that utilizes advanced information and communication technologies to improve the quantity and quality of agricultural activity. The paper curated and explored the state of the art in smart agriculture and can be used by researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders to identify technology gap and opportunities for innovation.

Keywords for the paper include: Actuators, Automation, Internet of Things (IoT), Irrigation Systems, Data Analysis, Deep Learning, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN), Machine Learning, Microcontrollers, Remote Monitoring, Robotics, Smart Farming, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN).

These publications were made possible by grant # AICC02-0505-190022 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.