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Agri 2022

AI Based Precision Agriculture

Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra, Speaker at Agriculture Conferences 2022
Vassar Labs IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India
Title : AI Based Precision Agriculture

Abstract:

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the population will increase by 2 billion by 2050. However, only 4% of additional land comes under cultivation. There is huge potential to improve yields and cropping intensity by appropriate planning and management. In this context, the latest technological solutions to make farming more efficient remains one of the greatest imperatives. While Artificial Intelligence (AI) sees a lot of direct applications across sectors, it can also bring a paradigm shift in how we see farming today. AI-powered solutions will not only enable farmers to do more with less resources, but it will also improve the quality and ensure a faster go-to-market for crops.

In the above light, we have developed an agri-tech platform that helps to visualize, analyze and interpret satellite and drone-based geospatial data along with IoT data to understand spatial distribution, spatio-temporal relationships, patterns, and trends. The platform provides information regarding the, soil fertility, current weather information, crop suitability, farm mechanization, current season crop acreage, near-real time crop health assessment, weather forecast, pest forecast, in-season early warnings on climate emergency and crop advisories, crop loss assessments, yield estimation and market yard linkage. Further, the system helps to empower data-driven decisions for improving crop success rate and helps farmers to increase Gross Value Addition.

Further Geospatial Informatics harnesses the power of location along with big data and analytics that ensures easy accessibility of information based on farm level accuracy, catering services towards the Agriculture Sector wherein the advent of emerging technologies plays a vital role in leveraging smart solutions further fostering decision support for sustainable farming.

Biography:

Mr. Nikhilesh Kumar is the Co-founder of Vassar Labs and aspires to empower sustainable development with emerging technologies like AI/ML, IoT, Geospatial Technology, etc. He aims at leveraging smart solutions to deliver last mile visibility into the primary sector (Water, Agriculture, and Smart cities) further providing decision support to key authorities in solving complex problems of the industry. 

He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur with a B.tech (Hons) specializing in Instrumentation Engineering and has done his MBA from ISB Hyderabad. Mr. Nikhilesh is a seasoned techno-commercial professional with 14+years of experience in the IT Industry and has worked in various leadership roles wherein his acumen holds a strong grip on Project Management and business development. 

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