Start-up bid to predict crop yields aims to recruit 25,000 farmers

RMSI CROPALYTICS, an advanced technology company in the field of satellite imagery and analysis, aims to recruit 25,000 farmers with its basket of offers aimed at precise crop yield, disease prevention and disease prevention. pests.

Roli Jindal, co-founder of the company, speaking to The Indian Express, said this would be possible given their technology which uses images available for free, which would make their services affordable.

Satellite imagery provides an important tool for analysts to predetermine crop yield and conditions, as well as to prevent disease and pest attacks. Normally, the cost of these services is high, given the extra charge that one has to pay for the images themselves. These services are mainly used by government agencies, trading houses, commodity traders, insurance companies, etc. For individual farmers or companies of agricultural producers, these services, while valuable, can exceed their budget.

Jindal said using freely available images would allow them to provide their services to farmers and FPCs. “Such images can also be used for analytical purposes,” she said. The company has developed solutions in various countries that would allow the development of a support system for farmers. The company’s integrated web and mobile application platform enables two-way communications with farmers. One of the advantages of this system is that it reduces the communication delay between farmers and extension and field teams.

The platform makes it possible to retrieve the geolocation of the farmer’s plot and to become visible on the company’s dashboard. Information can be collected from this field and then be traced back to the same location. The personalization of the information is possible according to the needs. “We have designed a system that allows stakeholders to send information and advice to farmers,” JIndal said. So, based on the trigger point, which is related to weather events, farmers can be informed about the use of inputs etc. Jindal said their app allows farmers to send photographs of pests / diseases they notice on their plots.

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