Mobile Technology Shaping Agriculture

SMS services, IVRs and modern age mobile applications have changed the dynamics of agricultural practices. These services not only reduce the cost of cultivation, but also help increase farm yield and facilitate better prices of farm produce. Mohd Mustaquim brings the panorama of these services and service providers.

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Mobile Revolution in Agriculture

With more than 300 million handsets (mobile phones) out of the 840 million rural populace in India as per a recent CAGR, technological revolutions like MVAS and Ekgaon experiments, shaping the ‘Good Times’ of Indian farming communities, seem to hold unprecedented promise. MOHD MUSTAQUIM evaluates

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A lady farmer encourages mobile technology in farming

Sunita Thakur, 35, a women farmer from Aughatkhapri village, Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh has become a household name in her village. She successfully adopted the mobile technology in upgrading her farming skills and soon made profits. Thakur shares her farming journey in glimpses with R&M.

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Nutrition Resource Platform (NRP) project has been awarded Silver prize @ e-Governance 2013-14, Kerala

The Domain The Domain I ( e- Library) & Domain II (e-Forum) of ” Nutrition Resource Platform (NRP) “project has been awarded Silver, under category “Specific Sectoral Award (Focus Sector for 2013-14-Health)”for National Award on e-Governance 2013-14.

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Mobile Revolution in Agriculture

With more than 300 million handsets (mobile phones) out of the 840 million rural populace in India as per a recent CAGR, technological revolutions like MVAS and Ekgaon experiments, shaping the ‘Good Times’ of Indian farming communities, seem to hold unprecedented promise. MOHD MUSTAQUIM evaluates

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A mobile-based rural distribution network

The technology helps in managing inventories and processing orders at a rural firm that sells agriculture product This project supports women entrepreneurs in a rural distribution network, ‘RUDI’, who buy, process and package produce from farmers, and then sell it to households in Gujarat, India at affordable prices. Inventory management and sales reporting had been a challenge for the women in the RUDI network, who are known as ‘Rudibens’. In response, we developed a user-friendly application which enables the Rudibens to capture sales and place orders for additional stock via SMS using their simple feature phones enabled by a java-based interface. Data is captured on a central database providing information for RUDI’s managerial, financial and audit requirements. Rudibens are also able to generate simple reports on their handset, which gives them essential information for running their business. The application is being rolled out to Rudibens through various marketing and training activities, which offer capacity building and long-term enterprise development in addition to mobile technology training. Ekgaon Technologies (India), a unique social enterprise and a pioneer in rural services, is the technology partner and platform service provider. The service runs on the “Ekgaon One Village One World Network" platform.

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ekgaon's project with SEWA on Rural  to Rural supply chain awarded Best Mobile Product at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona

Mumbai, Mar 18 (IBNS): The RUDI Sandesh Vyavhar project, a collaborative effort between Vodafone Foundation, SEWA and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women was honoured at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for The Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets category. On behalf of the project, the award was received by Vodafone India MD & CEO Marten Pieters and Cherie Blair in Barcelona, Spain.

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What is the future of Indian agriculture? A farmer, an investor and an entrepreneur tell us

Agricultural population of India grew by a whopping 50 per cent between 1980 and 2011, the highest for any country during this period. While we are still waiting for the second green revolution, many entrepreneurs have already started exploring the huge opportunities in the agricultural space. The recent Vodafone Agriculture Meetup by YourStory witnessed some great innovations from the agri-tech sector. The panel discussion at the meetup had all stakeholders of agriculture sharing their opinions, knowledge and experiences with the farmers, entrepreneurs and other audience. Panelist included Reihem Roy, VP – Omnivore Partners; Vinay Kumar, COO – Digital Green; Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, Founder – Ekgaon, and M Narayana Reddy, a progressive farmer from Doddaballapur.

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ekgaon Co-founder Tapan Parikh Named 2014 Sloan Research Fellow

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation today named School of Information assistant professor Tapan Parikh a 2014 Sloan Research Fellow. Parikh is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive the 2014 fellowship. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.

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India or BOP business powerhouse - Technology that connects rural and BOP business

‘International Development Journal’ (Nov & Dec 2013 issues) in Japanese Short Translation Nakamura only "India or BOP business powerhouse " " Technology that connects rural and BOP business "

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Madhya Pradesh, India.
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