Agritech


  

Beyond The Lab: Agritech

Hello, there from Beyond the Lab! Here’s the 2nd one. Internet + IoT + Mobility + Tech applications mean a deep impact across the agriculture space –, especially at the farm level. Our short video talks about Bharat Rohan’s drone capabilities and how it can help. We would love to know what you are doing in this space.  Do drop in your comments or email at samiran.ghosh@humminglive.com. or reach out to us at https://bit.ly/2JAcA7G

AgriTalk with Sunil Khairnar, Director, Indigram Labs

Indigram Labs is one of the very few incubators in the country that solely focuses on food and agriculture. With the rise of startups in these sectors, what are the major changes you are seeing? Our estimation is that there are more than 1000 startups in this space trying to address solutions across all the verticals in Agri & Food Domains. We also see a trend of non-ag background folks coming into this sector. With the rise in funding in terms of the quantum of deals we’re beginning to see good talent being attracted to this sector which eventually will lead to good innovations and also address solutions to bigger problems. Compared to innovation in other sectors where role of government has been minimal, the state is a major presence in these sectors. As per your experience, what sho...

Agritech Case Study Series: ESE Agri Value Chain Solution by SourceTrace

BASIC DETAILS Product Name: ESE™ Name of Organization: SourceTrace Systems India Pvt Ltd At the helm: Dr. Venkat Maroju Year of Incorporation: 2007 Website: www.sourcetrace.com Core technology used: Java, MySQL,Cordova, SQLite, REST API and Json web services   PROJECT DETAILS Tell us about your product/solution in brief. SourceTrace is a SaaS (Software As A Service) company that focuses on sustainable agriculture and empowerment of smallholder farmers. The company was established in 2007 and today has a footprint in 26 countries. SourceTrace’s farmer-centric mobile applications help manage the agriculture value chain all the way to the last mile to enable smallholder farmers participate in global markets. SourceTrace mobile applications are scalable from small co-operatives and...

Ceiling Fan Fallacy: 3 Reasons Why Spurious Pesticides Menace Will Never Go Away

Have you heard of the story of Procrustes from Greek Mythology? Procrustes (“Stretcher”) was the nickname of Damastes, a rogue smith and bandit, who owned a small estate in Atticca of Ancient Greece. He earned his notorious nickname from a bizarre hospitality ritual he inflicted on his unwilling passer-by guests who passed by his estate every night. At first, he invited them to join him for a sumptuous dinner and then requested them to spend the night in his special iron bed. There was one problem though. He was extremely particular (to the point of being anal) that the special bed fit the guests to perfection. Those who were tall had their legs chopped off and those who were short were stretched by his smith’s hammer. And so one day, when a fearless traveler called These...

NASSCOM-ICFA Roundtable on Policy Push For Agritech Ecosystem

NASSCOM and ICFA partnered to organise a roundtable to bring multiple central agencies and state governments together for a discussion with the technology sector. The meeting was attended by representatives from DIPP, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of IT, NITI Ayog, NABARD, Maharashtra State Innovation Society, Govt of Kerala, Bangalore Bio Innovation Center, AP Innovation Society, National E-Governance Division and Digital India Corporation. On the technology side, the table comprised of startups, large IT companies and funders, such as IBM, TCS, Satsure, BigHaat, Yes Bank, Amazon AWS, farMart, Cropin, Bharat Innovation Fund, Omnivore, Mycrop etc. I understand the readers will be interested in what the governments and state agencies said, let me focus on the most notable ones. Ministry...

FarmERP: Annual Report 2018

I am really thankful to Sanjay Borkar and FarmERP to have taken the time to compile this extensive document. I did not know that they are already working in 11 countries outside India or that they have built in a traceability component. I will request people to go through this well laid out document and invite other agritech companies to come and upload their content here.

ThinkAg Meetup 2019 – Key Takeaways

Two years back, ThinkAg agroup was set  up to inrease parternship between the startups and the corporates. Though that was the idea it was started with, the agenda has expanded. It now includes three distinct initiatives. Aglab: A market-linked acceleration program to enable rapid scaling. It will do this through curating a platform where progressive corporates and mentors deeply engage with entrepreneurs Aginvest: A steady pipeline of industry vetted investment ready innovations, access to experts in the industry and an in depth understanding of the sector to enable higher number of investments Agconnect: Knowledge dissemination and thought leadership publications to further fuel innovations The Thinkag annual meetup brings together about 50 stakeholders from the agri and food industry &#...

Agritech Case Study Series: APMC Manchar App

BASIC DETAILS Product Name: APMC Manchar App Name of Organization: Krushiking Agrotech Industries Pvt. Ltd. At the helm: Mr. Nilesh Shejwal (MD) Year of Incorporation: 2015 Website: www.krushiking.com Core technology used: Android app, Dashboard (web view), SMS gateway integration, Bluetooth operated portable printer. PROJECT DETAILS Tell us about your product/solution in brief. ‘APMC Manchar’ is an application and complete digital solution made for APMC Manchar. The objective was to design complete end to end process digitally and by-pass handwritten receipts. Creating a transparent institutional ledger that updates real-time and the information is updated every stake holder of APMC.  Beneficiary- Farmers APMC institution Labourers Traders Agmarknet (Database at Govt. of India) Agricultur...

Agritech Case Study Series: Jivabhumi

Product Name: FOODPRINT™ – Digitising agriculture for a safer, transparent and traceable food supply chain Name of Organization: Jivabhumi Agri Tech Private Limited At the helm: Srivatsa Sreenivasarao and Anil Nadig Year of Incorporation: 2016 Website: https://foodprint.farm and http://jivabhumi.com Core technology used: Blockchain, Cloud, Mobility. PROJECT DETAILS 1. Tell us about your product/solution in brief. FOODPRINT™ is a produce aggregation and food traceability solution which aggregates the farm produce and implements food traceability using technology such as BLOCKCHAIN to capture the information of the produce at various points in the supply chain such as production, processing and distribution. It is an intelligent platform which is aimed at digitizing agric...

AgriTalk with Ritu Verma, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ankur Capital Fund

Ritu Verma is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ankur Capital Fund. She has a PhD in physics and worked on investing in IP led renewable technologies globally. Ankur is a social impact driven fund that invests in business models that address core challenges in agritech, food, healthcare, skill development and education. Here we talk about her unique outlook and aproach to technology.  How did the idea of Ankur Capital come about? For me the motivation to embark on this adventure was born out of a desire to create a change. I had spent most of my life working on innovations, as a physicist, PhD, as part of innovation teams at Unilever and Philips bringing, soaps and TV’s to the market around the world. I had even toyed with IP led investments at BASF looking at cutting edge renewable e...