Smart farming is an agricultural modal where farmers use modern Information and Communications Technology to foster their farm monitoring, care and productivity trends. A smart farm is an effective way to overcome some of the challenges that have been faced in the old days of limited access to technology.
Setting up a smart farm, however is not a one day thing. For better results, a number of questions need to be answered by s/he who wishes to take on the practice. Below we highlight some of these considerations
What to produce?
Choosing the best Appropriate Project to do. You must make a list of different projects and start choosing the best that can easily Work for the available market and is cost effective. Also consider the nature of your soil if possible test it to know what can work best.
How to produce?
After deciding which project to do, then you must know all activities involved in production of that specific project. This involves doing Research, visiting other farmers and seeking for consultancy services. ✍🏼You must have a project book where you note down all activities that you must do from A-Z for that project to come out well.
When to produce?
You must then know when is the best time to start this venture and when is the market at its best. Produce at the right time and consider being consistent in the market.
For whom to produce
This is a very important question to ask yourself as u start investing in farming
Whom are u producing for, who is your target market? Is it schools, Businesses, households, middle men, family relatives, friends or neighbors.
After answering all these questions then you can easily come up with a simple Business Plan this involves
👉A production plan.
A business plan will help u to do the right Thing at the right Time for the right Purpose.
After drafting a business plan, then now do a Farm Site Plan. to show where you will put what and how Best to utilize the small or big land you have effectively
Then you can do Establishment of your project following the right agronomic practices.