With deep understanding of small-holder markets, we have established a highly diversified business across all key crops and geographies. We enjoy a leading position in emerging markets, which will account for ~80% of projected agricultural production in the next three decades.
Driving advanced crop performance monitoring in Africa
We launched an initiative for using drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other aerial/vision technologies to make recommendation to growers. One of the primary objective being monitoring crops at specific stages, recommending rectification, and advancing solutions and ultimately predicting yield. This is a value addition for both grower and distributors, by monitoring every inch of the farm for early problem detection and accordingly responding with relevant actions. We completed the commercial launch in South Africa, followed by a global roll-out.
Enabling satellite enabled application services in India
We launched Adarsh Farm Service (AFS) in India, which uses state-of-the-art spraying machines specially adapted to small farms. The sprayers are supported by georeferenced sensor systems that monitor the correct application.
The concept has led to transformation in farming through better efficacy, enhanced yields and building close relationship with the farming community. Moreover, it reduces operator exposure during spraying operations.