For any decision its very essential to have access to unbiased, timely information. In a clearly defined economy, access to reliable information and data is given, however in case of agriculture, especially in India and in the African countries, this remains a massive issue. given the fragmented land holdings. Our initiative is towards bringing science to the entire data and information of the agriculture sector. This data is being used by various constituents in the system.
Now we are making efforts to reach out to farmers, to provide them the information.Our experience shows that, over time and given the volatility and uncertainty that is emerging due to climate change, it’s all the more imperative that efforts are undertaken to make the system and each player in the agri value chain realise the importance of structured data.
by Ravishankar Mantha, India