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  • Thursday, December, 2022| Today's Market | Current Time: 07:19:29
  • Ahmedabad: AgroStar,  India’s largest digital farmer network, and Agri-inputs e-commerce platform has been relentlessly working towards increasing the yield of farmers with the use of the right advisory and right inputs. Millions of farmers are already enjoying the benefits of these efforts available through a combination of online and offline channels.Based on the success of local farmers in doubling yield with 20% lower input cost with the support of AgroStar advisors, AgroStar held a farmers’ meet in Devkapdi village of Banaskantha district.

    As part of the AgroStar Technology Farms initiative, the company collaborated with a pomegranate farmer in Devkapadi village, a prominent area for pomegranate cultivation in Gujarat. The team of agri-experts, including plant pathologists and nutrition management experts consulted the farmer on the kind of nutrients, pesticides and other inputs to be used, as well as provided on-field guidance on pruning and nurturing of the plants. The result was an increase in yield and superior quality of fruit despite the adverse climatic conditions this year. The farmer, Dasrathbhai, has been able to produce around 30 kg of pomegranates in his one-acre land at the cost of INR 290 per tree. In comparison, the typical yields in the region have been between 15-20 kg per acre at a cost of INR 350 per tree.

    Close to 100 farmers from the region participated in the meeting where AgroStar experts explained how they were able to achieve a higher yield with lesser inputs cost, and explained some of the key knowledge gaps that exist even among experienced farmers across regions.

    Addressing his fellow farmers, Dasrathbhai said, “I am grateful to AgroStar for helping me understand the importance of using the right inputs and having the right information. Their team has been fantastic in providing me the support, and the superior yield and the quality of fruit I have been able to produce is a testament of their expertise.”

    Commenting on the success of the initiative, Tushar Bhatt, Director, Farm Solutions said, “AgroStar’s motto has always been Helping Farmers Win. We are delighted by the success of this initiative. Through our continued efforts, many more farmers like Dashrathbhai, will be able to create an impact in the lives of Indian farmers across regions. With technology and data at the forefront, we are capable of providing end-to-end solutions for farmers. As we continue to expand our omnichannel services, it will further enhance our reach to millions of farmers in the country.”

    Founded by Sitanshu Sheth and Shardul Sheth, AgroStar leverages data and technology to help farmers with access to good quality agri-inputs, and bridge the knowledge gap that exists in traditional farming practices.                   

    It has over 1,000 offline touchpoints across Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

    AgroStar plans to have 5,000 such touchpoints over the next few years.

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