Impact Farmer Profitability With Adaptation To Climate Change Through CropIn’s AgTech Platform
Agriculture is the main source of Karnataka’s livelihood. The Department of Agriculture (DoA) mainly provides Agricultural Extension services to farmers to transfer the latest technical knowledge to the farming community. They provide primary seed and soil testing facilities, technical information on crop selection, crop production related know-how, and market information among many others to farmers to improve their skills and knowledge so that it will boost agricultural production and productivity. They also perform other statutory functions like ensuring quality inputs, regulating production, arranging interface with public and private sector technologies, and timely supply of inputs like fertilisers, pesticides and seeds.
CropIn collaborated with the Government of Karnataka as a technology partner to digitise farmlands across 29 districts. CropIn’s farm management solution ‘SmartFarm’ provided a clear idea of the registered farmers and plots along with the acreage, which helps the government to provide incentives to the farmer plotwise, acreage-wise and cropwise. The application also showcases the work done by the techno-promoter to attain his target set by the government officials. We trained officials from the agriculture department to use the Web application, and the field team for farm demonstrations to capture real-time data using mobile application. We configured all relevant data on the Web portal along with the recommended package and practices to provide advisories to farmers as per their crops and demonstrations. Also geo-location based dashboard was deployed to see the spread of the demonstration based on the programs, districts and crops of the season and make it available on the platform. Customised reports were also provided based on the requirements of the agriculture department to provide real-time monitoring capabilities. For agri-lending institutions, we helped them with region-wise credit risk assessment based on historical data, water stress analysis and drought management.