The iotAgrar cooperation between the IOTA Foundation, the Agriculture Department of Hesse (Landesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hessen, LLH) and the PeerOS IoT-startup has launched testing of new data transfer and usage technology. It addresses the agriculture and horticulture industry.
IOTA's Tangle decentralizes agriculture
Dominik Schiener, a co-founder of IOTA, applauded the efforts of LLH and PeerOS to build a product that can leverage decentralized data storage in agriculture.
The test installation of the system has been launched at Geisenheim University. During the experiment, the data from a water meter equipped with a GPS module and a pressure sensor will be encrypted by IOTA instruments and written to the Tangle DLT-platform.
The analysis of this data will be utilized to organize efficient irrigation. In turn, the advanced irrigation processes will mitigate the effects of drought on normal agriculture and horticulture processes.
This isn't the first time products backed by the IOTA Foundation have been used in nature-friendly and environmental-protection technologies.
For instance, recently, the BIOTA E.V. corporation started issuing Tangle-powered certificates to award businesses and individuals committed to environmental protection. Being issued and stored in DLT, the certificates won't be exposed to fraud and copying.