Several organisations are making significant headway in adopting tech-enabled farming and creative agritech solutions, even on small and marginal farms, thanks to mobile phone usage, internet availability, and technological skills. In terms of overcoming supply chain difficulties and boosting yield, revenue, and stability, technology has shown to be a fantastic enabler. Farmers are able to access markets, inputs, data, farm advisory, loans, and insurance with the use of technology, allowing them to make more profitable agricultural decisions.
Innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are transforming Indian agriculture. A rising number of agritech firms are creating and delivering revolutionary and long-term AI-enabled solutions. By automating agricultural processes and boosting precision cultivation for greater crop output and quality while using limited resources, new technologies offer the potential to empower Indian farmers. Furthermore, technology can better meet the needs of customers than ever before.
Here are five agricultural technology startups that are using technology to revolutionise farming practices.
Samhitha Crop Care Clinics
Samhitha Crop Care Clinics offers precision farming advisory, with the goal of empowering farmers to adopt sustainable techniques that will increase crop yield and profitability. Incepted in 2021 by Jagan Chitiprolu, Dr. Shyamsudar Reddy, and Kalyan Enjamoori, the startup envisions to help farmers grow more and grow healthy produce through a unique blend of data, technology, and crop expertise.
Samhitha promotes crop intensification and productivity by leveraging a hybrid structure of data, technology, and crop expertise. Crop Doctors link data points acquired from digitally-tagged trees, aerial scans utilising drones, telemetry devices, and regular field monitoring to deliver precision advisory at the individual tree level.
DeHaat is one of India’s fastest-growing agritech firms and one of the few organisations in the country that offers end-to-end agricultural solutions and services. It is working on AI-enabled technology to improve the supply chain and production efficiency in the agricultural sector. In Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal, it already has 650,000 farmers in its service network. By 2024, it hopes to reach 5 million farmers.
Cropin is a global provider of agricultural ecosystem intelligence. Cropin’s solution portfolio enables agri-ecosystem stakeholders, such as financial service providers, to embrace and drive digital strategy across their agricultural businesses. Cropin creates an intelligent, interconnected data platform using cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and remote sensing. Cropin assists businesses in digitising their operations from farm to fork, allowing them to make better decisions by leveraging near real-time farm data and actionable insights.
Cropin has collaborated with more than 250 organisations across the world to digitise over 16 million acres of farmland and improve the lives of nearly 7 million farmers while developing intelligence for over 400 crops and 10,000 crop varieties in 56 countries. Cropin’s solutions are crop and geo-location independent, and they come in a plug-and-play format.
Fasal, established by Shailendra Tiwari and Ananda Verma, helps farmers with its AI-powered platform, which collects data on growth conditions from on-farm sensors in real-time and sends farm-specific and crop-specific alerts to the farmers via mobile in their native languages. Fasal is a business that lives on innovation. They’re also aiming to improve access to precision agriculture.
BharatAgri is an agritech platform that works directly with the farmers. It is dedicated to bridge the gap between technology and agriculture in India, with the goal of reaching out to the maximum number of Indian farmers possible. BharatAgri recognises the needs of each farmer and believes that every farmer deserves a chance at a bright future with technology.