The investment potential of the agricultural sector has increased because in the context of the necessary import substitution and food security, it has high expectations, а representative of the REAM Management investment fund told Agroinvestor. At the same time, while the interest of core investors in the industry has increased, the interest of non-core investors has decreased: now they are dealing with the main lines of business. A representative of Interra, an integrator company, is confident that the agribusiness industry will continue to grow regardless of what the social burden will be. The influence of external or internal factors is also insignificant, as the number of consumers is growing. Prices for products are growing, so it makes sense to digitize projects in the agriculture field.
According to a study Career Lab, the agribusiness industry has been one of the five fastest-growing industries for the past three years and is currently experiencing a shortage of highly specialized personnel: technologists, agronomists, veterinarians and soil researchers. However, in recent years the industry has become interested in high-level logistics experts, operating directors, digital marketers and IT specialists. This is due to the fact that many agricultural companies are now working to create digital platforms, organize online sales, and automate processes. The representatives of the agribusiness sector understand that there are no such people in agriculture, so there is the need to go beyond it.
Today developers have projects and unique solutions in the field of Smart Agro. These solutions can become a trend around the world due to the specific convergence of information technology, new materials and nanotechnology, energy, biotechnology and transportation systems.
Interra presented a recent development by InSmartSeeds. It integrates a complex of systems to manage the logistics of the crop movement from the harvest location to storage and processing locations. One of the key elements of InSmartSeeds platform is the unparalleled "friend-or-foe" system to confirm unloading from the harvester to the vehicle or from the harvester to the transfer hopper and further to the vehicle. This platform is included in another Interra solution called Agroplan as a logistics module.
The RFID tags detecting system based on Easy Logic is uploaded to Galileosky tracking devices installed on the vehicles. The script safety is ensured with the intelligent selection of an RFID tag that is guaranteed to be under the auger in the unloading zone. The unloading is confirmed by the fact that the auger is running and with the change in weight when using a conveyer hopper with a weight controller. Data on discharges is transmitted with trackers installed on harvesters and unloading hoppers.
One of harvest unloading parties initiates a mobile app request to receive the harvest into a vehicle or a hopper or unload it from a harvester or a hopper. At the same time, they indicate from whom the crop is going to be received or unloaded. The second exchange participant receives a message in the mobile app, so the unloading should be confirmed or declined. The solution is based on Android. The harvester operator and the hopper operator have screens in their cabins. The Internet is not needed to work on the platform, since the Galileosky tracker and a special radio module ensure communication.
The entire exchange process takes place wirelessly and provides all possible scenarios for unloading and transporting the crop. Transfer hoppers operation is supported. In addition, unloading from several harvesters into one transport unit is supported, too. For hoppers with weighing equipment, the support of weight data transfer to InSmartSeeds and Wialon platforms is possible. In addition, Interra specialists have already finalized the solution together with the Italian company. Sensors, that record the indicators of protein content in the grain, as well as other nutritional elements, were installed in the hopper. The pilot version is being tested at the moment.
Galileosky is one of the world's leading equipment developers for transportation and manufacturing processes digitalization. The company has been in business since 2008 and supplies products to 70 countries worldwide. In 2018, Galileosky opened its headquarters in Hong Kong by the name of Tai Lu Tek. It is an independent business unit with well-established business processes which are procurement of components, Galileosky technology development, production and logistics. Galileosky is one of the Top 10 GPS Hardware Manufacturers 2022 according to Gurtam.