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NESTEC 2021 Paper: Smart Irrigation System-A Vital Step Towards Revolutionizing Agriculture In Nigeria.

ABSTRACT

Agriculture is a critical element that is to be considered for the development of a country, fresh water is one of the key requirements for successful agriculture, technological irrigation is an artificial way of watering the soil to promote growth of farm products. In the present day Nigeria, due to the increase in population, there have been food and water scarcity. So to avoid this problem we have to promote the agriculture sector. But water wastage is more in this sector in the form of water logging while watering the agricultural fields through irrigation. Therefore, this paper proposes a smart irrigation system for the proper water supply in the fields. This paper deals with a smart irrigation system which automatically senses the moisture content of the soil and decide whether irrigation is needed or not and how much water is needed for soil. This system uses Arduino microcontroller. Implementing this will thereby eradicate the need of manpower and conserve the time and also save a large amount of water.

Keywords: Agriculture, Irrigation, Water

Author: Adeniyi Muhammad Adebayo

 

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SMART IRRIGATION SYSTEM -A VITAL STEP TOWARDS REVOLUTIONIZING AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA.

 

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22 thoughts on “NESTEC 2021 Paper: Smart Irrigation System-A Vital Step Towards Revolutionizing Agriculture In Nigeria.

  1. Beautiful piece Mr. Adebayo, you mentioned water logging due to wastage. Please can you expound more on how you will solve that

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    1. Thank you mr Nechey for ur kind response,
      Artificial Irrigation in most farmlands are done by switching on taps to run continuously without actually knowing when the soil is fully moist or when the soil has reached it’s required level of water saturation, with the smart irrigation system proposed in this paper, it is possible to know the soil moisture requirements of a plant and then when that requirement is reached the pump stops supplying the soil with water thereby conserving water and not over watering the plant(water logging). Plants like Lima beans, pole beans and corn are not very tolerant to waterlogging irrigation.

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  2. I fully agree with this write up, Nigeria needs to tap and reorganize its agricultural sector as stated in this research, it will help curb unemployment in Nigeria.

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    1. Thank you for this question Mr Ahmad, this will give me the opportunity to explain that particular paragraph explicitly. Actually two ways are possible in safeguarding farmers life which are:
      1.)Boosting the agricultural sector in Nigeria is believed to reduce the unemployment ratio in the country, Mr Thomas A (2014) said A survey of recent scholarly work suggests that a relationship exists between terrorism and the extent of youth unemployment in target countries. This goes to show that by improving the agricultural sector there will be decrease in terrorism due to employment opportunities and farmers would be safe.
      2.)Second way this would safe lives of farmers is that, the smart irrigation system can be controlled online anywhere, therefore farmers can irrigate their crops without physical presence on the farmland. Terrorist attacks on farmers are known to mostly occur during their farming activities so if farmers are not present during farming activities then no terrorist can harm them.
      I believe this answers your question Mr Ahmad.

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  3. This paper is well written and it touches the angle that Nigerian citizens and Government should effectively engage, in order to win the future war of economy stability as fuel demand is drastically decreasing (Nigeria’s primary production). Food demand will reach a pinnacle level as population growth is exponentially scaling upward.

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  4. This write up is very interesting, Nigeria should Invest properly in young engineers like this, but my question to the author is that, how will this research save farmers life in Nigeria?as u stated

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    1. Thank you for this question Mr Ahmad, this will give me the opportunity to explain that particular paragraph explicitly. Actually two ways are possible in safeguarding farmers life which are:
      1.)Boosting the agricultural sector in Nigeria is believed to reduce the unemployment ratio in the country, Mr Thomas A (2014) said A survey of recent scholarly work suggests that a relationship exists between terrorism and the extent of youth unemployment in target countries. This goes to show that by improving the agricultural sector there will be decrease in terrorism due to employment opportunities and farmers would be safe.
      2.)Second way this would safe lives of farmers is that, the smart irrigation system can be controlled online anywhere, therefore farmers can irrigate their crops without physical presence on the farmland. Terrorist attacks on farmers are known to mostly occur during their farming activities so if farmers are not present during farming activities then no terrorist can harm them.
      I hope this answers your question Mr Ahmad.

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  5. Sincerely speaking, this is a welcome development Mr. Adeniyi. We are always anticipating technological perspectives to make things efficient, effective and easy for our country. And this is an example. Am very sure if this paper is thoroughly and practically taken into consideration, it will not only be beneficiary to our country Nigeria alone, but to the entire universe.

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  6. This is really a Nigeria’s issue that need to be tackle especially considering the insecurity threat at some places

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  7. Wow nice article
    This is the kind of article our leaders to look , in order to enhance agriculture sector in our great nation

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  8. Bravo!! U’ve nailed it in d head…… The reason for d hike of food is due to d fact dat people don’t want to go into farming…… U’ve done a great work….. Love this

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  9. Am flabbergasted at this piece, such a nice innovation, I hope this system can be implemented in large scale form. The problem is that what if the system is stolen because u said the system don’t need physical presence?

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    1. Afternoon ma, thanks for question.
      Actually ma’am the system is still a prototype and have only been simulated using a computer, for security purposes other technological ideas can be added on it, for example CCTV cameras and infrared sensors can be added to make the system more secured.
      But the reason I didn’t add that to my paper is because I didn’t want to make it more complex. Thank you.

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