Impacting the Next Billion: Ag-Alternate data to enable High Volume, Low Value lending to Farmers

Posted: May 30, 2018

The days when money implied cold, hard cash are long gone – the developed world now revolves around cards and credit, particularly the latter. Think of the convenient and congenial options that are available to an urban citizen today. If you run out of balance on your phone then your telecom operator offers you talktime on credit that you can pay back later or your preferred cab aggregator offers a ...

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Impacting the Next Billion: Ag-Alternate data to enable High Volume, Low Value lending to Farmers

Beyond Agriculture

Posted: January 16, 2018

“Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.”– Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Of the over 167 million rural households in India, approx. 90 million households are engaged in farming. The average farming family has five members, ...

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How traceability ensures that labels tell the true story?

Posted: December 21, 2017

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but does this also apply to food products? While you may know exactly what it is that you’re buying, the extra information that is printed on the packaging always helps you get a better idea of what you’re really consuming. This is why labels will usually work better than advertising hoardings when it comes to food products. The conscious consumer is ...

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Agriculture To Agri-Tech

Posted: December 4, 2017

The world population is growing to upwards of 10 billion people by the middle of the century. This growth combined with the accelerating urbanization will require the agricultural production to double. To succeed, we need smart solutions from farm to fork for healthy, fairly produced, and sustainable food, feed and fibre. In India, over half the population is dependent on agriculture, which contributed to 16% of GDP in 2016-17. It ...

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This Indian agritech firm helps farmers predict yield and improve sales, thus saving them from bankruptcy and suicides

Posted: September 20, 2017

CropIn claims to have digitised over 1.8M acres of farmland, impacting 500,000-plus farmers while working with 120-plus clients Ironic, it may seem. A couple of months ago, scores of farmers in Maharashtra took to the streets and dumped tonnes of their produce, including potatoes and tomatoes, on the road despite a bumper crop. The reason? The glut this year led to procurement prices plunging, causing massive financial loss pushing them deeper into ...

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Bringing technology to the doorsteps of India’s smallholder farmers for climate resilience

Posted: September 19, 2017

“I walk through three farm plots of my fellow farmers every day to examine the crop growth and occurrences of pest attacks or crop failure. I send photo alerts via my smart phone to Cropin, which sends an advisory within a few minutes to remedy the problem, said Pratima Devi, a climate smart village resource professional in Manichak village in the Barachatti block of Gaya district in Bihar, India. Cropin Technology ...

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CropIn Technology invited to be part of PM Narendra Modi’s and NITI Aayog’s initiative, Champions of Change

Posted: September 14, 2017

CropIn Technology, represented by its COO Mr. Kunal Prasad, participated at the recently held NITI Aayog’s Champions of Change event in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. The event brought together a select group of CEOs and start-up founders and provided them with a significant platform to showcase their achievements and suggestions that could be incorporated in the policy making process. Our honorable Prime Minister, ...

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Developing resilience in agriculture a challenge: Expert

Posted: September 12, 2017

Large-scale pilots are being implemented in four districts of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh to test the effectiveness of digital apps to generate climate resilient solutions. Developing resilience in agriculture to regular weather shocks in the short-term and to climate change in the medium- to long-term is one of the biggest challenges facing Indian farmers today, said a World Bank expert.  Large-scale pilots are being implemented in four districts of Bihar ...

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Decoding Agritech – Current & Upcoming Trends

Posted: September 11, 2017

Krishna Kumar, CEO, CropIn Technology By 2050, the world population is expected to reach 9.1 billion, which is 34 percent higher than today(FAO 2016). This translates into doubling of food production to meet the demands of the growing population. These alarming figures are indicative of a need for a change. Agriculture, especially in India, has been essentially a ‘learn by doing’ industry; where one learns through informal sources like family ...

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CropIn Technology: Revolutionizing Agri-Ecosytem

Posted: September 11, 2017

Necessity is the mother of all inventions, they say. This adage was proven true when Krishna Kumar created AgTech start-up, CropIn Technologies in 2010.  The idea for providing SaaS based services to agribusinesses came to Kumar after perceiving the plight of local farmers who were facing a problem of salvaging crops that used to rot on a regular basis. Taking a resolution on farmers’ suicides and agrarian crisis, Kumar left ...

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