Karnataka embraces CropIn agri-technology

06th July 2018
Karnataka embraces  CropIn agri-technology

Bangalore, July 6 2018:  CropIn,  is an Agri-tech company that enables data driven farming by  has made significant contributions to agriculture sector with  its  cutting-edge technologies using Big Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Geo-tagging and Satellite monitoring.
Most recently  the   Karnataka Govt, has tied up with CropIn to help farmers boost their yield with these  sophisticated and advanced technology across 20 districts in Karnataka. It will facilitate farm managers to advise farmers in following the right package of practices across crops such as paddy, millets, gram and groundnut. This joint initiative will soon be scaled up to assist 415,000  farmers and cover over 340,000 acres of land.
Besides setting up a clear farm management system in place, the solution will leverage Machine Learning and AI to help FPOs get insightful data points for making the right decisions and guiding farmers. In the larger picture, the tools provided as part of this solution will help farmer organizations to bring consistency, dependability and sustainability to agriculture
In a similar outreach, CropIn had previously collaborated with the Department of Horticulture (DOH), Andhra Pradesh, in 2017 to digitize farms under two Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) in the districts of Chittoor and Krishna. Through this partnership, the DOH set out to build a platform for collaboration, increase the productivity of farmers and facilitate right market access for the farm produce. The underlying mission is to work towards doubling farming income by 2022, in line with the Government of India's vision for the agri-sector. In its first stage, the project covers over 210 acres of land, assisting 520+ farmers. After a successful run with two FPOs during the first year, the collaboration is now being scaled up to cover 50 FPOs.

The idea of providing SaaS based services to agribusinesses came to CropIn CEO Krishna Kumar  after observing the agrarian crisis looming large on the rural areas of Karnataka in 2010 where local farmers were facing a gamut of problems ranging from non-availability of finance, climatic vagaries, soil degradation, pest infestation and diseases, operational inefficiencies, and no predictability of yield. Kumar left his high rising career at GE and set up CropIn Technology Solutions, that aims to address several pain points of millions of farmers across the country.