Digital Transformation: Developing Business Model toward Smart Farms' platform

Rania E. Ibrahim, Amr Elramly, Hoda M Hassan
2021 North atlantic university union: International Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing  
This paper describes efforts by National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) to help the Egyptian government to manage and monitor the national projects. We successfully developed a geospatial data sharing portal (NARSSGeoPortal) as part of the government need to build national Decision Support System (DSS). We were able to solve the software development issues as well as the satellite imagery sourcing issues, but the main challenge remains around how to collect complete and
more » ... ollect complete and correct data from the public about their private businesses nationwide. The most challenging is how to engage the public and encourage the business owners who are the main sources of data to provide the government Geoportal with data about their businesses. It is also challenging to engage the scientists and experts from government research centers into the data sharing Geoportal. Furthermore, it is a challenge to integrate the government research centers with the public businesses' daily operation. The data sharing Geoportal is built for all national projects and government authorities, however, in this paper we focus on the Agriculture authorities and farming businesses where the challenge is how to collect correct and complete data per acre about the seeds, fertilizers, water, pest control and all other farm related data that the satellite imagery does not provide. The goal is to integrate the farms into unified national monitoring, and control system while developing advanced smart farms with the use of Internet of Things (IoT). The proposed collaboration agriculture platform fills the gap between two groups. The first group includes the government authorities, financial institutions, and research centers. The second group includes farmers, supply chain, and agriculture engineers. The platform show how employment can be generated by transforming the national ecosystem. The paper also fills a major gap in industry as well as in academia by providing the first Bluetooth Low Energy computer aided design tool that will facilitate testing, designing, deploying, managing and debugging of real Bluetooth Low Energy networks.
doi:10.46300/9106.2020.14.134 fatcat:ewwfcyjrxzedjhzolo5rry2xzu