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Smart apps in agriculture

As Farmizen, we have taken the first step towards revolutionizing the urban farming ecosystem. We aim at creating sustainable farming practices that do more good to nature and zero harm. The food is free of pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides. The pests in and around crops are also controlled through natural methods.

We not only want people to have a healthier lifestyle but we also want them to involve themselves in the essence of Indian culture, which is farming.

This essence had been lost in the hustle and bustle of our urban lives, and we want people to bond with what their ancestors held very dearly.

Our fast paced lives do not allow us to grow our own food, but we at Farmizen want people to have the ease of growing what they want to eat while they are sitting in their offices or houses.

So while we focus on growing fresh vegetables and preserving the environment, we would also like to mention some other apps that are doing a commendable job of creating smart farming technologies.

These apps provide many benefits to the farming community such as reducing the costs, maximising the yields and profits and providing accurate information.

Read further to know about those apps.

MKisan Application

This is an android app and allows farmers and all other stakeholders to get crucial information that they require that is being sent by professionals and government officials in the form of text or voice messages.

So, they can get access to information and various farming related databases. They can do this even without registering on the portal and in the absence of internet connection.

Kisan Suvidha

This is very helpful to farmers as it provides them with relevant information that they need. The app has very simple interface with focus on providing information on six essential areas of farming:-

1. Weather details
2. Dealers
3. Market Price
4. Plant Protection
5. Agro Advisory
6. Kisan Call Centre (KCC)

As of today, an approximate 3 lakh active users are using this app. The App is available in Hindi, English, Punjabi, Tamil and Gujarati Language.

 AgriBuzz

This app gets the farmer community together and helps them in selling, buying, buying and exchanging agriculture commodities and services locally without middlemen through an ad/listing which they can post from their mobile on the go by taking a snap.

Online executives are always ready on Agribuzz chat to solve the problems of farmers.

Here, people can connect with each other to buy or sell in over 12 categories and 110 subcategories. Some of which include seeds, vegetables, planting materials, types of machinery, tools etc.

Kheti-Badi

This is a social initiative App and is for agriculture traders and India in India. It aims to promote and support ‘Organic Farming’ and provide important information/issues related to farmers in India.
This also helps farmers to convert their chemical farming techniques to purely Organic,  and help them make informed decisions to improve their livelihoods.

The users can read various news from agriculture sector and can also post their own content to inform and enlighten others.

The app is currently only available in four languages(Hindi, English, Marathi and Gujarati).

Let’s now take a look at what the west has done in the area of smart farming.

Pocket Rain Gauge

This brings in precise and instant location specific rainfall measurements to the user. You can get the account of rainfall totals for all of the fields that are tied to your account. The app includes feedback functionality so you can let the app know how accurate its measurements are. Pocket Rain Gauge data is updated every hour and reflects the previous 24 hours.

AgriSync

This app helps farmers and advisors to connect and resolve support issues on the farm. Farmers can connect with multiple advisors from different companies to submit and receive support in real-time via video. Advisors can manage multiple service tickets through a dashboard and remote video that allows them to see what the farmer sees in real-time.

We hope you had a good read. We would love it if you have some interesting smart app information to share with us.

5 Comments

  • B Madhusudhana rao
    EXCELLENT INPUTS
    • Shreya Srivastava
      Hi B Madhusudhana, Thanks for your valuable feedback!
  • Ranga
    Great ... Technology linking to agriculture definitely agriculture will be going to be a best sector for investments. I like the farmizen concept ... Kudos team
    • Shreya Srivastava
      Hi Ranga, Thanks for your valuable feedback. We completely agree with you on this :)
  • Nirav Patel
    Great Information. Kisan really need this type of technical help now a days. I recommend one more app here calle AgriMedia. This app have unique feature of video which provides information using video so Kisan can understand it very fast. This app has many other features also.

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