Agrigateway is a suite of open-source cloud applications based on FIWARE agrifood technologies. Designed for farmers, agronomists and agricultural consortia, it ensures interoperability between a wide range of agritech hardware solutions, available on the market and provided by different vendors.
Using FIWARE Context Broker, Agrigateway is a rich suite of complementary open-source FIWARE Generic Enablers. It is made up of two modules: the first is Agri Weather Gateway, a module designed to integrate weather stations from a wide variety of meteo stations. It allows aggregation and visualization of weather data for farmers and cooperatives that need more in-depth analysis. The second is Agri Contractor Gateways, a module that enables the collection and display of data from agricultural machinery via CANBUS and ISOBUS technology.
Through Agrigateways we support farmers, agronomists and agricultural consortia in several ways:
Provide producers with a standardized interface that can be used by AG platforms and other AG-related products.
Provide a stand-alone platform that helps to visualize data from different sensors/machinery.
Provide a product that can be used by governments (local and central) and contractors to connect many different sensors/machinery and to provide access to farmers.
Provide a product that can operate independently or can be interconnected with other platforms.
This product has some major interests:
Providing a standardized interface to several producers that can be used by AG platforms and other AG-related products
Providing a standalone platform that can be used to visualize data coming from different sensors
Providing a product that can be used even by the government (local and central) to connect many different sensors and to provide access to the farmers
The developed product aims to fill a gap in the market. This kind of product is more than welcomed by the Public Administration and by platform producers to simplify access to this kind of data.
This idea starts from a common need expressed by two of these platforms, Agricolus and 365FarmNet, that meet in the IOF2020 ecosystem and are recognized as a common benefit to run a joint effort to build this GE. Both companies recognized FIWARE as the natural architecture to choose for this kind of development.
Agrigateways is designed for farmers, agronomists and agricultural consortia and government departments.