FarmERP to boost cassava plantation AI, ML and deep-tech-enabled platform

FarmERP to boost cassava plantation AI, ML and deep-tech-enabled platform

FarmERP, an Indian next-generation farm management platform, brings a specialised focus on serving cassava farmers by extending the crop life and bringing plant mortality in cassava plantations up by 40 per cent through its tech-enabled platform. The platform aims to unlock the true potential of the cassava plantation for the farmers to improve productivity, profitability and predictability. The company has successfully deployed this in Nigeria and shall further expand it to Thailand, Indonesia, Angola, and Ghana, the company agritech company said on Monday.

Cassava is a vital crop for millions of people globally. With its versatile applications in food, feed, and industrial sectors, cassava is crucial in ensuring food security, livelihoods, and economic growth. However, cassava plantation farm faces several challenges, namely pest and disease, weather extremes as the crop requires adequate moisture to grow and develop, and most essentially, detecting mortality during the early stage of the crop and planning replanting activity as this is time-consuming and labour-intensive work. To address the same, FarmERP, with its tech-enabled platform, aims to digitalise the cassava growth journey.

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FarmERP’s FarmGyan – artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), computer vision, and deep learning help users to make well-informed decisions. Using drone imagery, an intelligent model powered by AI will count the number of plants and identify weed infestation. Making informed decisions about crop management, such as re-plantation and organising weed control strategies, is made easier with the help of this information. Additionally, it promotes the use of sensors, agribots, drones, and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices in precision farming. Crop and soil moisture detection, crop water requirements, and irrigation practice management are all made possible by satellite-based crop health monitoring tools. This enables prompt response to crop stress.

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Overall, FarmGyan helps achieve efficient and effective crop management and supports FarmERP’s 3Ps for cassava plantation management, ultimately resulting in higher yields and increased profitability.

FarmERP is amongst the earliest enterprises in the world to bring technology to agriculture for an end-to-end farming solution. The company has successfully deployed their software across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, serving farms in around 30 countries. Nigeria, Thailand, Indonesia, Angola and Ghana will be the top 5 areas where the brand will offer its solution to sync and ready stakeholders to unlock the potential of cassava plantation.

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