The Spanish company BQ continues to bet on free technologies and new projects. Thus recently he has presented your Gaia project, a project that tries to combine new free technologies with Agriculture.
This project is an open project to which new elements will be added that improve productivity in the agricultural sector. At the moment we know of two elements that make the productivity of the agricultural sector increase by 10% thanks to the Gaia project.The first of these projects that are in the Gaia Project is related to an automated and optimized irrigation system. But an irrigation system created for large areas of field, so the tests carried out to test have been done on fields of Castilla-La Mancha of 640 hectares. The irrigation system is optimized and works with various sensors (humidity, pressure, temperature, etc ...) that collect information from the environment and assess whether or not the crops need water. Also I know distributes the exact amount of water which makes the fields receive just what they need without having to be present.
The Gaia project will try to make mushroom cultivation grow again in Spain
The other element of Project Gaia is a controlled environment for growing mushrooms. These crops are difficult to grow in Spain but thanks to this controlled environment, farmers will be able to create large mushroom crops without much effort. Thus, in this environment controls not only humidity but also other factors such as temperature or the amount of CO2 which is needed for mushroom growth. One of the traditional crops of Spain will stand out again, this time, thanks to the Free Hardware and the Gaia project. Unfortunately this project is not yet available for purchase, possibly, like other BQ projects, users will have to contact BQ for purchase.
The world of Agriculture still needs many elements of Free Hardware and New Technologies to stand out and it seems that BQ is betting on it. A wise decision, although at the moment we see only two elements within the Gaia project, but I have no doubt that in a short time we will see more elements to use in the fields of Spain, elements that allow going from that 10% of productivity to 40% or 50% What do you think? Do you think the Gaia Project has a future?