Agritech


  

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 (IAIN) and launch the ‘Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations’. The IAIN is envisioned as a network of incubators across the country to promote innovations for smallholder farmers. The first hub for IAIN will be set up at IIT Kanpur’s Innovation and Incubation center, in collaboration with Social Alpha, Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI) and the Government of Uttar Pradesh...

Agritech In India – Emerging Trends In 2019

NASSCOM’s report titled Agritech In India – Emerging Trends in 2019 underlines transformation and trends in the Indian Agritech Industry. The report covers emerging areas in Agritech with focus on key stakeholders and new business opportunities. Study also analysed Agritech start-up founder’s perspective on different issues. Key Findings Agritech 2018 & 2019 Highlights USD ~248 mn funding received till June 2019 Tiger Global invested USD 89 mn in Ninjacart In 2018, >60% funding to market linkage sector Key Trends Agritech Stakeholder Ecosystem Is Rapidly Maturing B2B emerging as key revenue generating segment Agritech is make in India for the world Funding on rise but investor confidence on the sector needs to improve PPP are slowly coming together Indian companies increasingly ...

Discussing agri data with Pak Regi Wahyu, HARA

I was privileged to have good discussions with Pak Regi Wahyu about how he is trying to solve biggest problem in AgTech today. Which is data. His company HARA connects rural smallholder farmers with banks, insurance companies and input producers through data, by simply sharing the usually hard to obtain data. Within this ecosystem, good information is the basis for inclusion. Moreover, the data is crowd sourced using blockchain based token system where everyone collecting data is rewarded. This has worked brilliantly in Indonesia, and other large countries like India who are struggling with good onground data, can learn from. I Also shared my views about how Indian AgTech ecosystem is evolving with companies like CropIn, AgroStar, NinjaCart and a DigiAgri. We strongly agreed AgTech from bo...

Agritech Case Study Series: Aquaconnect

Product Name:  FarmMOJO Name of Organization: Aquaconnect At the helm: Rajamanohar K S, CEO Year of Incorporation: 2017 Website: www.cari.org.in Core technology used: Machine learning PROJECT DETAILS 1. Tell us about your product/solution in brief. Aquaculture in India has evolved as a viable commercial farming practice with an export value of 5 billion USD and annual growth rate of 10-15%. Aquaconnect is a full-stack Aquaculture technology venture that offers data-driven farm advisory solutions and market place solutions to Shrimp and Fish farmers. Our AI powered farm advisor tool FarmMOJO helps shrimp farmers to enhance the farm productivity and thus improves the farm income up to 5%. FarmMOJO monitors the real-time production data gathered from the farms through the mobile application i...

Agritech Case Study Series: MeraKisan and Organic Pandit

Product Name:  MeraKisan  & Organic Pandit Name of Organization:  MeraKisan Pvt Ltd At the helm:  Prashanth Patil and  Mayuri Jadhav Year of Incorporation:  Sept 2016 Website: MeraKisan Organic Pandit  Core technology used: Block chain, Farm Tech, Traceability PROJECT DETAILS 1. Tell us about your product/solution in brief. MeraKisan is an Agri Tech organization working corely in Organic food segment. We are into 100% certified organic products including Fresh fruits and vegetables and majorly into complete range of staples including Cereals, Pulses ,Millets, Dry fruits, whole and blended spices and processed food products. All the products are coming across various parts of India from Trusted sources. We are majorly working with Organic Farmers, ICS across 7 states for procurement of ...

Agritech Case Study Series: Samudra Network

BASIC DETAILS Product Name:  Samudra Network Name of Organization:  Samudra Network At the helm:  Rajiv Bhatia & Sneha Lakshman Year of Incorporation:  2019 Website:  www.samudranetwork.com Core technology used: Android Mobile & Internet front end, backend database technologies. Exploring Blockchain for traceability & provenance. PROJECT DETAILS 1. Tell us about your product/solution in brief. Samudra Network is a winner of Startup India & GOI Ministry of A&FW – Agriculture Grand Challenge. We are working on two solutions for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO), Co-operatives, Federations, Agri Enterprises  and the wider agri value chain. The first solution is a FPO Digitization solution which includes mobile applications and dashboards for the FPO / Federation / ...

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 about 400 agricultural sensors that enable farmers to understand their crops at a micro scale and thereby maximize their yield.  With increasing awareness about climate change, weather monitoring has become an intrinsic part of   many sectors. But do you think we are changing fast enough? I think things are changing fast as both the private sector and the government are aware that we need to do a d...

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: CSS, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop PROJECT DETAILS 1. Tell us about your product/solution in brief. Farmers in Kenya and Ethiopia face a lot of crop-losses due to lack of advisory triggered out of weather conditions. Consequently, the Government of Kenya & Ethiopia through the World Bank decided to implement an ICT based agro-weather advisory system. The overall objective of this study ...

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...