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Mobile app solutions pave way for farmer upliftment
When youthful energy come together, innovative ideas and a fresh perspective is a natural bi-product. This was the theme behind the teams that competed to identify specific problems related to agriculture and framed mobile and web application solutions for the benefit of farmers at AgHack, held as part of CII Agro Tech 2016 here.
Organised as part of the four-day agricultural expo, CII Agro Tech 2016, AgHack saw new ideas take wings and much brainstorming happening.
The teams worked on six main themes of crop health, soil health, agricultural marketing network, data processing and analytics, single-window for crop insurance benefits and dairy farm management. About 25 Mentors from India, Greece, Israel, Malaysia and other countries guided and assessed the teams’ performances at every step.
The team from IIT Madras and Banda University of Agriculture and Technology presented their plan of a mobile application based on data processing and analytics.
Working on the theme of agricultural marketing, a team from Orissa Agricultural University, Ranganath G from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Harshal Yadav from Maharashtra Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, developed a plan to bring the market to the doorsteps of the farmers.
The participants also exchanged insights about various agricultural challenges faced by the farmers and came together to develop a pro-active solution.
Ugani Honey Bee Apitherapy to control diseases like asthama and ageing
CII Agro Tech 2016, witnessed displays from some out of the box ventures from the agriculture sector including Ugani Honey Bee Farm, one of the innovations. Simranjeet Singh, from Department of Horticulture, Punjab went to Europe to discover Apitherapy and brought the same to his homeland. Organic Honey is a treasure house of nutrition and medicinal value, and same has been accentuated in their Apitherapy, which is seen in India for the first time. Apitherapy incorporates Body vivanum therapy, which acts as a cure to diseases like lungs infection, asthama and joint pains.
Multi functional machines attract farmers at IMPLEMENTEX
Hi-tech modern farm machinery is attracting farmers in hordes at the IMPLEMENTEX Pavilion at the agri-event being held at Parade Ground, Sector 17 here. Taking a keen interest in these machines are farmers not only from Punjab but across the country. IMPLEMENTEX is acting as a platform for farmers to acquaint themselves with high-end farming solutions and a diverse range of products. Honda power products showcasing their supreme engineering displayed their Multi Purpose machine, F300 tiller which could be used in different aspects of farming. While focusing on Harvesting and binding of grain crops in a single operation BCS India, a key member of CII has come up with an innovative 4-wheel reaper Binder.
‘Empowering Women to unlock Africa’s Agricultural Potential’ session
Ambassadors from African nations sought outbound investment from Indian women entrepreneurs and business community into agriculture and allied sectors to empower women fraternity in African subcontinent. Women contribute majorly towards agriculture in all African nations but they need to be recognised and supported by their Government and FDI in favour of commercial projects that can be led by women, said experts.
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