• 912plots digitised

  • 840farmers impacted

  • 1,650acres digitised

Enhance farm monitoring for export certification, transparency and accountability


About Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA)

National Food Security Mission(NFSM) is a government scheme to sustainably enhance the production & productivity of rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals in the identified districts of the country. The aim is to improve farm level economy and ensure national food security. One such district covered under NFSM, is Jalna in Maharashtra where pigeon pea & chick pea(pulses) are grown. Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) is a society of key stakeholders involved in agricultural activities for sustainable agricultural development in the district.

The Challenges

  • The district had not been extensively exposed to agriculture technology before and farms were being managed manually resulting in inefficient monitoring of field activities especially in remote areas and inconsistent record keeping of agri-inputs utilized
  • Ensuring adherence to standards like GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) and adoption of right package of practices was a huge challenge.
  • Pest infestation and lack of timely advisory resulted in lower crop yields.

The Solution

  • Plot geo-tagging and area auditing
  • Complete field monitoring
  • Calculation of the actual sowing area & harvest estimation
  • Monitoring crop status through the images captured by the field staff from the field
  • Analysis of the different types of alerts (pest infestation, diseases etc.) raised, affected area, & loss in yield
  • Pest advisory to the farmers
  • Monitoring the utilization of agri-inputs like seeds, fertilizers etc.
  • Comparison between the expected harvest forecast and the actual harvest

The Result

  • Digitization of all data captured on the mobile
  • 540 plots out of 912 have been geo tagged which has made it easy to locate the plots on the map
  • 496 plots have been audited and the total area measure for the same was 274.6 Hectares
  • Total seed quantity of 12,773.5 kg was captured for 272 plots across a sowing area of 146 Hectares
  • A total of 19 alerts were raised from the field and have been addressed
  • A harvest of 66.6 Tonnes has been recorded for 175 plots & 102.7 Hectares of sowing area
  • Maximum harvest has been recorded for BDN 711 rain-fed variety, with 59.9 tonnes of harvest recorded for 88.2 Hectares sowing area

Segments

Farming Companies

Location

India


Challenges
  • Poor direct engagement with farmers
  • Difficulty in monitoring the amount of agrochemicals by farmers
  • Inadequate visibility and accountability of field team activities
  • Lack of a system to track if farmers are using any pesticide other than those recommended by the organisation (non recommended chemical or NRC)
  • Inability to keep track of lab results for quality control and export certification purposes

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