Internet of Things (IoT) in Agriculture Supply Chain Management: A Developing Country Perspective

  • Sunil Luthra
  • Sachin K. Mangla
  • Dixit Garg
  • Anil Kumar
Part of the Advances in Theory and Practice of Emerging Markets book series (ATPEM)


Agriculture supply chain management (ASCM) faces specific challenges such as dependence on weather conditions, involvement of very large number of actors and lack of literacy in the majority of the workforce that lead to requirement of information and communications technologies (ICT). The aim of this chapter is to introduce Internet of things (IoT)-based technologies and to describe its applications in the agriculture supply chain context in a developing country such as India. Based on literature, a total of six IoT-based technologies in the context of ASCM have been identified in this work. The application of IoT in agri-food sectors in India can promote the development of agriculture supply chain by reducing the wastage considerably and fulfil the requirements of users in a most sustained way. IoT-based technology has a significant scope of integrating in various functions of ASCM in industrial contexts in a developing country like India.


Agriculture supply chain management (ASCM) Information and communications technologies (ICT) Internet of things (IoT) Radio-frequency identification (RFID) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunil Luthra
    • 1
  • Sachin K. Mangla
    • 2
  • Dixit Garg
    • 3
  • Anil Kumar
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringGovernment Engineering CollegeNilokheriIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringGraphic Era UniversityDehradunIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyKurukshetraIndia
  4. 4.School of Management, BML Munjal UniversityGurgaonIndia

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