This book provides applications of wireless sensor networks (WSN) in environmental monitoring, with an emphasis on livestock disease detection and agricultural management in Africa to aid farmers. This proposed system entails current and innovative monitoring technologies intended to improve agricultural conditions in Africa, with a focus on Botswana, and addresses the Internet of Things (IoT) as a set of remote monitoring protocols using WSNs to improve and ensure proper environmental maintenance. In this book, the author introduces WSNs, and how the IoT can be applied to develop a system of "smart agriculture" in Africa, taking into account livestock health, climate change impacts on crops and wildlife, and technological innovations in response to climate change such as windmills and solar panels. The book will be interesting to students and researchers in engineering and life sciences, as well as practitioners working with sensing technologies for agricultural monitoring and improvement.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages99
ISBN (Electronic)9783030334871
ISBN (Print)9783030334864
Publication statusPublished - Dec 26 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Computer Science
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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