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MyFarmWeb: a cloud-based IoT solution for farmers

04 Sep 2020Digital Society

What is MyFarmWeb?

MyFarmWeb is a cloud-based web platform that supports farmers and agricultural businesses with best practice decision making.

MyFarmWeb uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology to capture data and information, from the soil of a farm through to agricultural markets, into a system which supports analysis of that data.

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What does MyFarmWeb do?

MyFarmWeb helps enable farmers to produce the most profitable yield available from the land and environment under their control.  Features of the platform include:  

  • Conduct soil physical, chemical and microbial analysis

  • Detect and monitor pest presence

  • Receive satellite and remote sensing information

  • Gather data from IoT sensors like soil moisture probes, vehicle trackers and weather stations

  • Schedule irrigation systems

Why do farmers need digital solutions and IoT?

Commercial farms rely on precise agricultural practices to run their businesses effectively. These practices are dependent on multiple sources of data and information stored in different places. This makes it harder to make consolidated and informed decisions.

IoT technology offers farmers and agricultural businesses a digital solution to this challenge, introducing precise and autonomous sensors to farms to support data collection.

Platforms like MyFarmWeb enable the consolidation of various data streams over time, supporting data analysis through a single dashboard that is easy to manage.

Who created MyFarmWeb?

MyFarmWeb is a Mezzanine platform, originally developed in South Africa through a partnership with Agri Technovation and Laeveld Agrochem, companies known for their expertise and specialised services within the agricultural industry.

Mezzanine is a subsidiary of Vodacom, Vodafone’s largest operating company in Africa.

Where is MyFarmWeb available?

MyFarmWeb started in South Africa and has been introduced to several sub-Saharan African countries in the time since.  It is also available to customers in Australia, New Zealand and in the East Coast of the United States.

The platform is currently deployed at more than 4,000 farms, covering over 1 million hectares of land.

About Mezzanine

Mezzanine is a digital solutions provider for businesses, based in South Africa. It is a subsidiary of Vodacom, Vodafone’s largest African business.

Mezzanine specialises in last-mile mobile, IoT and digitally enabled solutions that help businesses cut costs, increase efficiency and improve risk management.

Other Mezzanine digital solutions for agriculture include DigiFarm and Connected Farmer.

Learn more about Mezzanine

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