- Two students from KNUST have developed a smart Farming System with sensors that provide life climatic and soil conditions to farmers
- The technology is equipped with smart irrigation and fire detection systems that automatically irrigate the farm and extinguish fire upon smoke detection
- In a video spotted by YEN.com.gh, one of the developers explains how their newly developed intelligent Farming System works
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Two tech-savvy students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have developed a smart Farming System to make the sector more attractive.
Purpose of the Smart Farming System
According to the innovators, the Farming System will help users to regularly monitor and irrigate their farms.
The Farming System comes equipped with sensors that provide life climatic and soil conditions to users where ever they find themselves in the world through the farm power or mobile system of the developers.
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Features of the intelligent Farming System
Speaking to Joy News, one of the students disclosed that the Farming System has an intelligent irrigation system that detects the amount of water in the soil and activates the system to irrigate the farm.
Aside from the irrigation system, the technology is also equipped with an intelligent fire system that activates once smoke is detected to douse the fire.
Per the developers, a user or farmer has to log onto an app to access all the features of the Farming System.
Watch the video below:
Talented KNUST Student Converts Plastic Bottles into Fuel to Power Machines
Still on KNUST, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that Emmanuel Kojo Nimo, a student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has converted plastic bottles into diesel.
According to the innovator, he decided to produce fuel to help address the frequent hikes in fuel prices due to Ghana's economic turmoil.
Speaking to UTV in an interview, Nimo disclosed that his diesel can be used to power diesel machines, including vehicles. He, however, said the product is yet to receive approval from the Ghana Standards Authority, GSA.
Ghana produces a mammoth amount of plastic waste, and Nimo is helping to tackle the menace.
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