By CENTRE FOR SPATIAL ANALYTICS AND ADVANCED GIS (C-SAG)
Agri-GIS is a comprehensive GIS Application with a focus on addressing Smallholder Farmer Services.
Agri-GIS addresses – Farm level aggregation and Disaggregation of crop and socio-economic parameters; Solving the lack of information of suitability of beneficiary land for various crops; Providing information on Water Availability; Helping beneficiary on nutrition management (linking agriculture to nutrition); Solving lack of information on Production Technologies Available, Financing options, Insurance options, Access to inputs and Marketable Lots, etc.
Agri-GIS fetches information from multiple parameters like weather forecast; market rate; crop practices; satellite
images to monitor crop health; episodic (cyclone/drought) events alerts; forward and backward linkages (fertiliser,
ploughing, spraying, harvesting related equipment etc). All this information is disaggregated to plot level needs and requirements and provided to farmer at his plot level based on the crop which is sown in the plot.
The key innovation areas are
- Process and technology to breakthrough to generate Advisory information at plot level
- Aggregation and Disaggregation of information to plot level
- Use online and offline mechanism to collect information from field (addressing issue of internet)
- Dissemination to farmers in all modes – through Portal; Mobile App; Call Centre and SMS