keywords: Food security, Temperature, Microcontroller, Agriculture
Temperature monitoring is an integral part of human daily living. Generally, the design process involved in logging temperatures has witnessed significant growth with the use of different platforms. The procedure of data logging became inherent especially on farm products and food security. Due to high temperature and moistures, most farm produce waste before getting to the market and a larger percentage of which high temperature is culpable. Sophisticated, durable and efficient storage facilities are very expensive for farmers to afford, this contributes to loss in farm produce. It is not certain that the farm produce would reach markets the day of harvest hence, this work carried out a survey and developed a five-channel Arduino Temperature Data Logger (ATDL) framework suitable for vehicle compartments to monitor the temperature while conveying farm produce from the farms to local markets. The developed framework is microcontroller-based data logger as an improvement on previous attempts to allow low-income communities, homes and small-scale industries across different fields to monitor, measure and store variation of temperature values. The novelty of this framework is the merging of hardware and software components to provide better user experience and interaction.