The farm industry today is facing heavy challenges. On one hand, there is a constant pressure to produce higher yields to feed the growing population. On the other hand, farmers need to increase their yield by using fewer production resources and minimizing their climate and environmental footprint. Whether producing food, or crops for further industrial processing, agricultural companies need to be efficient as possible to be able to respond to current global challenges. Achieving efficient farm production is not only a point of interest for an individual farmer, but also for companies who collaborate with farmers either for purchasing the crops for processing, either for selling them agricultural inputs. Through achieving efficient production of their farmers, companies can also improve their own business. In the case of food processing companies, this is possible by ensuring the security of volumes supply. In the case of companies that produce agricultural inputs, farmers’ efficiency means improving farmers’ loyalty and overall collaboration.
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Knowledge Sharing as a Key for Efficient Farm Production
Farmers know how to produce the crops. Still, due to the variance of the climatic and field conditions in crop production, many farmers are facing challenges in achieving the optimal or even higher crop yield. To be able to feed their families and earn the money, farmers need to produce more and sell their crops for a suitable price. Since the price usually depends on crop quality and time of crop delivery, farmers need all the possible help to achieve their production goals.
This is a situation in which agricultural companies can play an important role. When collaborating with the network of farmers, companies can identify the best performing farmers in terms of crop yield, quality, food sustainability, and safety. Once they identify the best performing farmers, companies can investigate their practices to see what was the reason that some farmers had better performance than others. Sometimes, the reason for higher farm productivity can be the weather, soil properties, and climatic conditions. However, in some cases, the reason for higher farm productivity is in applying specific fertilizers and protection products or in the way of performing irrigation. In a case when the company detects specific practices or applied products are the reason for higher yield, they can recommend these practices or products to other farmers to improve their production efficiency as well.
More Efficient Farm Production with AGRIVI Platform
As a market-leading farm management software, AGRIVI helps farmers and agricultural companies to increase their efficiency through improving yield performance, crop quality, food safety, and sustainability while at the same time optimizing production costs.
By using AGRIVI platform, companies can easily identify the best performing farmers in their network and analyze the background of their success, whether it’s related to soil and climatic conditions or with performed practices. If the reason for higher yield lays in the specific soil and climatic conditions, then the company can provide recommendations to farmers who are not so productive to plant different crops and varieties more suitable for their location. On the other hand, if all farmers have similar soil and climatic conditions, then the company can analyze which farm practices led to higher yield and crop quality to share these practices with other farmers who are less efficient.
By doing so, companies can define a set of best-growing practices for each crop separately and provide detailed instructions regarding performing a specific activity, such as when it’s the optimal time to perform specific practices, which products farmers should use, and in which quantity.
Besides sharing the best growing practices for each crop, AGRIVI enables companies to have continuous communication with each of their farmers. That way, companies, and other Ag-tech stakeholders can increase the efficiency of their farmers through knowledge sharing and notifying farmers about possible crop threats, new commercial products, improved varieties, or some other relevant news.
By using a set of risk management features such as precise weather insights, satellite imagery, and pest and weather alarms, companies can easily communicate with their farmers about upcoming yield threats and avoid any potential yield loss. Since efficiency comes because of resource usage optimization, AGRIVI enables companies to monitor the precise field and crop conditions and plan all activities based on weather, soil performance, and overall crop condition.