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

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

  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