25 search results for "agriculture"

IoT Trends 2020: Improved Citizen Services, IoT Policy Enforcement and GDPR to Predominate the IoT Landscape in 2020

The drive towards connected consumer, connected economy coupled with reduced cost of sensors, connectivity and processing is accelerating IoT adoption, globally. Presenting the three main trends that will predominate IoT landscape in 2020: 1. IoT will be at the heart of improved Citizen Services. Healthcare and agriculture use cases will predominate emerging economies like India, in a big way!  Sm...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Tata Trusts join hands to launch ‘Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations’ to identify Agritech solutions that can impact small and marginal farmers

Up to 12 innovations will be selected to be a part of the first cohort of the India Agritech Incubation Network at IIT Kanpur 60 Agritech start-ups to be incubated over 5 years to impact 50,000 farmers Tata Trusts to provide grassroots level sandbox for pilots and implementation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Tata Trusts have joined hands to set up the India Agritech Incubation Network (I...

Easyport – Trying to solve for freight issues in agriculture and MSMEs with one click truck booking service!

During the NIPP challenge in June 2019, I met a start-up whose founder a passionate engineering student from Bhopal was keen on solving the freight issues faced by agriculture and MSMEs. And he seems to be solving it with his freight mobility application ‘Easyport’, which was launched in February 2019. This young student entrepreneur is Atharva Kulkarni, founder of SmartUp, whose EasyPort app is t...

Leader Talk: Interview with Minesh Doshi, Director, Silver Touch Technologies

1. The company has been around for a very long time. Please share your thoughts on how the landscape has shaped up, laying emphasis on digital disruption. How differently are you doing things now? Yes, it has indeed been a very long journey especially after having started from a Tier 2 city (Ahmedabad) where the ecosystem leaves a lot to be desired. Later on, we expanded to Mumbai, Delhi, USA, UK ...

AgriTalk with Jatin Singh, Founder & Managing Director, Skymet Weather Services

Jatin Singh is Founder & Managing Director at Skymet Weather Services Pvt Ltd and Founder & Director at Gramcover. Jatin launched Skymet in 2003 with the intention of providing reliable and accessible weather forecasts. Skymet has close to 7500 Automated Weather Stations (AWS), 27 lightning detectors and 200 air quality sensors installed across the country. In addition, Skymet has set up a...

Agritech Case Study Series: RMSI Pvt. Ltd.

BASIC DETAILS Development of web and mobile-phone based agro-weather tools for agricultural decision making in Kenya and Ethiopia for Climate Smart Agriculture Name of Organization: RMSI Pvt. Ltd. Year of Incorporation: August 2013 Technology Used: Rendering: Mobile & Web based Back-end development: asp .net Relational Databases: PostgreSQL Front-end development: : .net, JSON Graphic Design: C...

Farmer suicides: Why India’s agriculture is in crisis? Make agriculture profitable

A country where 70% of the entire population is dependent on farming and agriculture, farmer suicides are still continuing to be a major menace. The statistics related to farmer suicides are exceedingly shocking. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) commenced monitoring farmer suicides since 1995; back then the number stood at 10,720, the lowest ever. Since 2005, the rate of farmer suicides ra...

Price Parity in Agriculture trade in India and Role of Market Galee

India is Second largest agricultural produce in the world. Contributing 16% to overall GDP, India’s agricultural industry stands at roughly 322 Billion Dollar. Despite,being one of major contributor to GDP, the price parity in agriculture industry is almost nonexistent. Following reasons were identified as major drivers of price imparity No transparency on supply and demand Incomplete and in...

Agriculture in India – Technology as a Catalyst to Create a Trillion Dollar Opportunity

The share of agriculture to be $1 trillion when India’s economy touches $5 trillion in 2025. – PM Narendra Modi at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos India has been at the forefront of advances in the agriculture in the world. Government policies in the field of water & soil conservation, animal husbandry, irrigation and research & extension services have led India to emerg...

Next-Gen Agriculture Trade in India

India despite being the second largest agricultural producer in the world has unfortunately been unable to provide a safe and secure future to its farming community. Suicides by farmers due to debt are often norms and forgotten headlines every day. A focus group of 80 farmers in Belgaum by MarketGalee showed that farming as livelihood for their kids is their last choice. They don’t want thei...

Smart Farming Technologies reshaping the Future of Agriculture in India

By 2050, almost 10 billion is the projected world’s population furthering agricultural demand as part of the economic growth. This raises innumerable questions like can we meet the required production increase with the scarce water and land resources in the face of drastic global climatic changes already plaguing the world? Technology is the enabler that will steer Indian farming towards an inclus...