Intelligent and Flood Resilient Agriculture

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Crop production is an important task for ensuring food security. Hence, it is important to ensure a high global food production. However, flooding impairs crop production to achieve food security. The occurrence of large scale flooding causes the loss of a significant number of crops. This challenge arises due to the reliance of agriculture on terrestrial land resources. A solution that reduces the reliance of agriculture on terrestrial resources is proposed and presented. The proposed solution incorporates the multi-location plant paradigm alongside logical plant units (LPUs). LPUs can change their locations and return to the initial terrestrial position after the receding of a flood event. This enables crop production of food in areas with high flooding susceptibility. Previously, crop production in such areas was deemed infeasible. An LPU can be hosted in aerial, ocean-surface or terrestrial environment. The proposed solution reduces the number of lost crops by an average of (9.6-33) % in a two-farm scenario. The results of analysis shows that the use of LPUs incorporating dynamic location plants can limit crop loss due to flooding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2022
EditorsMiriam Cunningham, Paul Cunningham
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781905824694
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2022 - Virtual, Online, Ireland
Duration: 16 May 202220 May 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2022


Conference2022 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2022
CityVirtual, Online


  • Agriculture
  • Computing
  • Flood Resilience
  • Number of Lost Crops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management


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