Krishna Kumar, the co-founder of the Bengaluru-based agricultural technology (agtech) company Cropin, has picked next month as the launch period of a cloud-based agri-intelligence platform named Agcloud.
What is it: Cropin’s Artificial Intelligence system includes various applications to tackle agricultural problems. It would be seeded with over 500 million farmers’ data and the crops they specialise in. This will help to run an agronomy programme and select the suitable practices for farmers to follow.
- Agcloud can predict the yield, the diseases that can possibly strike, weather patterns and water stress.
Key details: Krishna Kumar claimed that over 488 crops and 10,000 varieties across 56 countries can be managed through Agcloud. Further, Agcloud can facilitate banks in underwriting loans by forecasting crop harvest and income. It can also provide traceability and compliance standards, helping exporters.