Friday, April 14, 2017

Smart/Intelligent Agriculture in India









Creative Agri Solutions (CASPL)



Introduction

CASPL was formed to play a catalyzing role in the ongoing agricultural revolution from traditional to modern farming practices with emphasis on issues of inclusiveness and sustainability.

India is in the midst of an agricultural revolution whereby modern farming systems meeting international quality norms are emerging alongside traditional agricultural systems. Many new concepts of agriculture are emerging – warehouse receipts, cold chains, logistics, multi-commodity exchanges, rural business hubs, GLOBALGAP/organic certification, agriculture and food parks etc.

In the emerging agricultural situation, farmers have multiple options for sale of agricultural commodities along with traditional markets, which were earlier not available – sale to processors and retailers, commodity exchanges, export markets etc.

Many agribusinesses have invested in modern farming systems to meet quality requirements for agricultural exports, processing, marketing and retailing.

Farmers’ benefit from modern farming systems characterized by better co-ordination of farm activities - access to quality inputs, information about modern production techniques, harvesting and post harvest management, processing and marketing.

Recognizing the benefits of improved farming systems for quality of produce and productivity along with implications for farm incomes, government sector, donor agencies and NGO's are partnering to engage in upgrading traditional agricultural systems through innovative approaches of multi-party projects.

Many creative efforts will be required to ensure that the revolution is inclusive and does not bypass small and marginal farmers.

CASPL will contribute to these endeavors by providing technical support, network, resources combined with out of the box thinking to identify successful practices and models on the ground


http://creativeagrisolutions.com/

Services Offered

Addressing Issues in Field Crop Production

Increase productivity by enhancing access to quality inputs - seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.
Provide information regarding modern techniques of farmingusing new methods of information technology – computer, mobile interface etc.
Strengthen marketing practices/systems.
Use of information technology for market information.
Analytical support to policy issues - Minimum Support Price, Public Distribution systems, food security issues.
Horticultural Produce
Traditional Marketing of Horticultural Produce
Horticultural Crops – strengthening traditional and modern value chains
Enhance production/ productivity by ensuring access to quality inputs and production technology.
Provide information regarding selection of varieties and modern package of practices.
Efficient practices Post Harvest Management for minimizing losses – including practices for harvesting, packaging and transport.
Explore options for developing infrastructure for post harvest management and processing.
Provide marketing information and developing linkages with buyers/processors.
Develop modern value chains and upgrade traditional value chains to meet the requirements for processing, exports and organized retailing through supermarkets.
Cluster development for specific regions/crops.
Modernizing infrastructure of whole sale markets.
Use of modern ICT for enhancing information flow through the chain.





Support to Organic Farming Sector

Recognizing the role of women in organic farming.
Opportunities for inclusion of small, poor and marginal farmers.
Development of sustainable supply chain.
Supporting certification of organic produce including grower group certification.
Supporting the harmonization of regulatory framework to facilitate trade of organic products.


Strengthen Dairy farming – Small scale and Large Scale Operations

Support to small scale dairy farming.
Enhance access to veterinary services.
Providing extension information regarding management of dairy animals.
Provide support and necessary inputs for breed development.
Develop linkages for access to finance for purchase of dairy animals.
Strengthen milk marketing channels by increasing transparency in milk pricing.
Ensure quality of milk.
Support to modern large scale dairy farming operation.
Setting up modern large-scale dairy farms by corporate sector.
Setting up milk collection system including procurement and chilling centers in specified areas to be used for processing.
Developing linkages to finance and veterinary services.
Setting up milk processing units.



Development of Sheep and Goat Sector – Traditional and Commercial

- Traditional sheep and goat farming.

Importance in rural livelihoods.
Access to veterinary services.
Access to extension information.
Breed development.
Ensure quality of meat.
Strengthen marketing channels for sale of animals.
Develop linkages with exports, processing and emerging supermarkets.
Providing input on policy related to small ruminants to compete with emerging commercial sector.
- Modern Commercial Goat Farming.

Technical Support for setting up commercial goat farms.
Ensure quality of meat.
Develop modern value chains for exports, processing and sale to supermarkets.



Semi/Commercial Poultry Farming (Broiler and Layer)
Promotion of semi-commercial broiler farming as a livelihood option.
Opportunity for women to manage semi-commercial or small scale poultry operations.
Availability and accessibility of veterinary services for semi-commercial or small-scale poultry farming.
Success and sustainability of semi-commercial or small scale poultry farming operations.
Fluctuations in price of feed.
Availability of required inputs in rural/interior areas.
Strengthening channels for Marketing of birds/eggs.
Policies/issues related to contract farming in poultry.


Backyard poultry sector

Backyard Poultry in Rural Livelihood
Development of Backyard poultry sector
Importance of backyard poultry in rural livelihoods – linkages with issues is rural incomes, nutrition and women empowerment.
Enhance access to veterinary services, prevention of diseases.
Issues regarding production, distribution and supply of backyard poultry birds.
Provide support to initiatives of government sector, donor agencies and NGOs for development of backyard poultry.

http://creativeagrisolutions.com/areas_of_expertise.htm

CONTACT Creative Agri Solutions

For any query or information, please don't hesitate to contact us :

Contact Us
Creative Agri Solutions
I - 290,
2nd Floor,
Karampura, Moti Nagar
New Delhi - 110015

Tel. No. - 91-11-45679186, 25192749
Fax No. - 91-11-45679186
Email - info@creativeagrisolutions.com


Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited


Smart Agriculture


The population of the globe is projected to be 9.6 billion people by 2050. The world is struggling to keep up as crop yields have already levelled off in many parts of the world. Soil, water and other natural resources are stretched to their maximum capacity. 1 in 8 people suffer from chronic hunger and more than 1 million are undernourished. Figuring out how to feed the growing population – while also having advancements in rural development, protecting the natural resources and reducing the gas emissions – is one of the greatest challenge that the world faces.

Governments, Corporations and even farmers need technology experts to use innovation and develop products that are cost effective and increase food production under already stressed eco-system.

With its enviable experience in the new product development domain, Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions delivers agriculture solutions to the agriculture industry (Agri-Input, Farm Mechanization, end-user farmers etc), enabling them to make optimal use of their available resources and further enhance productivity.

Bosch provides agriculture expertise in the areas of Precision Agriculture, Smart Irrigation, Remote Sensing Technology, Drone Applications, and Cold Storage Solution etc. all under the Internet of Things umbrella.

http://www.bosch-india-software.com/en/products_and_solutions/agriculture/agriculture_1.html

Contact Robert Bosch Engineering


Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited
123, Industrial Layout
Hosur Road, Koramangala
Bangalore 560 095
Tel : +91 80 6657 5757

Government of India wants suggestions from people on smart farming


https://secure.mygov.in/group-issue/ideas-smart-farming/

Overview:-

The Internet of Things (IoT) can transform the agriculture industry and enable farmers to contend with the enormous challenges they face. The industry must overcome increasing water shortages, limited availability of lands, fertility of lands difficult to manage cost, while meeting the increasing consumption needs of a global population that is expected to grow by 70% by 2050.

Objective:-

New innovative IoT applications will address these issues and help in increasing the quality, quantity, sustainability and cost effectiveness of agricultural production. For example, leverage IoT can be leveraged to allow the farmers to evaluate the soil conditions, moisture level, livestock feed levels density and level of pest control. say if the level of pest control exceeds prescribed range, through sensors alarm and alerts can be generated to warn the farmers to take actions.

The purpose of “Smart Farming” is to increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production by using sensing technology to make farmers more intelligent and more connected.

With the help of this discussion platform we request you to share your valuable inputs on:

• How an individual or an organization may contribute to Smart Farming.
• Experiences and challenges in using technology as a tool in farming.
• Practical/workable solutions for complete imposition of the future of farming- “Smart Farming” using IoT

15 April 2017 - 413 replies are there on the site. You can read all of them.


Smart Agriculture IoT Vertical Kit

Product Code: CH-SAIVK
Brand: Cooking Hacks
This kit enables monitoring of environmental parameters in agriculture, vineyards, greenhouses or golf courses. Soil moisture and temperature, humidity, leaf wetness and atmospheric pressure sensors allow to control the amount of sugar in grapes to enhance wine quality, as well as to control micro-climate conditions to maximize the production of fruits and vegetables in greenhouses.

The three levels of depth of the soil moisture sensor are helpful to reduce waste of water by selective irrigation in dry zones. On the other hand, controlling humidity and temperature levels in hay, straw, etc. can prevent fungus and other microbial contaminants.
https://www.mgsuperlabs.co.in/estore/Smart-Agriculture-IoT-Vertical-Kit


Updated 15 April 2017, 11 April 2017

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