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Why Grower Should Invest in Precision Agriculture

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  In India, the agriculture sector contributes more than 15% of GDP. With more than 50% of the country’s population dependent on agriculture, it is alarming that farmers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the return on investment (ROI) they receive from farming.   Several factors result in losses if not managed wisely and thus results in diminishing ROI like Fertilizer and irrigation costs, Insufficient measures to protect seeds, Severe weather conditions affecting crops, Unpredictable costs of pest control, Harvesting expenses, Labor costs, Storage of products, Rental, and transportation costs of agricultural machinery, Lack of open data from other growers and agribusinesses on cultivation processes.   Thinking about and switching to the use of technology is no longer an option rather has become a necessity for farmers. The most significant benefit of precision agriculture is its potential to help farmers overcome the threat to global food security. The farmers no longer have

Sachin of Sidlaghatta - A Day in the Life of a Progressive Farmer

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H ow many calories did you have for breakfast today? My guess is that I had about 700. A couple of idlis, 2 tablespoons of peanuts and some full cream milk. Did you know that it takes about a liter of water to grow one calorie of food? In India , an average adult consumes around 2300 calories in a day. Around 65% of 136 crores of people are adults. Now multiply them and let that sink in for a minute. That is an awful lot of water. Progressive farmer Sachin at his Smart Farm powered by Yuktix GidaBits in Sidhlaghatta, Chikkaballapur district | Photo Credit: Shailendra Singh, Yuktix. Introduction Please meet Sachin. He is a farmer from Sidhlagatta. The fact that it takes a liter of water to grow a calorie of food means an awful lot to him. He farms in an arid climate. The life of his family depends on irrigation. Sachin toils every day. He wakes up at 4 am to feed his goats and cows. Prepares his children for school. Then he is off to his farm. It is an eleven kilometers long drive i

Climate Change and Precision Farming | Yuktix Technologies

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  The world is experiencing alarming Climate change and Climate if unchecked is an urgent threat to health, food supplies, biodiversity, and livelihoods across the globe. Agriculture is affected significantly by climate change; however, it is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases. As per the researches, it is found that Agriculture is among the largest contributors to climate change. Contributes to Approx 25% of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions, which makes it the world’s second-largest emitter after the energy sector.   Some of the worrying statistics around Green House Gases emission from agriculture are: 53% nitrous oxide (N2O) and 5% carbon dioxide (CO2), and also the constant flooding of the Rice paddies fields creates similar, anaerobic conditions which favor methane production. A massive amount of Carbon dioxide originates from the burning of fossil fuel, machinery used in agriculture. The excessive usage of Nitrogen fertilizers and chemicals for an increase in y