Tackling the food insecurity problem from all angles so that fewer people go hungry every year will help the majority of the population focus on economic development. With the next generation networks expected to provide extensive coverage to even hard to reach areas, extremely high speeds, and massive machine to machine communications, integrating smart mechanized agriculture with the next generation network technologies in the food security efforts becomes inevitable. With these opportunities presented by the next generation networks in mind, this paper explores how the fifth generation (5G) network opportunities can be harnessed for increased agricultural productivity and a food secure population.
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