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CropIn to improve climate adaptation and resilience for African farmers

CropIn's SmartFarm solution will provide climate adaptation platform for smallholder farmers in the three least developed African countries

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Akashdeep Arul
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CropIn to improve climate adaptation and resilience for African farmers

CropIn, a Bengaluru-based agritech start-up, is set to provide digital farming intelligence solutions and increase resilience and climate adaptation of 200,000 smallholder farmers three least developed African countries over two years.

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The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) has joined as a GEF partner agency for the project.

Climate change mitigation needs technology-enabled solutions to reach smallholder farmers without requiring them to make massive investments in infrastructure.

Through this partnership, the company will use SmartFarm, a platform which uses AI models built on extensive agriculture knowledge graphs derived from farm pixel data.

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“SmartFarm also enables farm-related businesses to respond more organically to environmental challenges and adjust their systems and processes accordingly. The platform ensures reduction in risks for all actors in the agri-value chain and increasing long term sustainability while promoting intra-engagement of actors for credit facilitation and market linkage based on trust and data,” Kunal Prasad, co-founder, CropIn, said.

This solution, combined with the efforts of agri-entrepreneurs trained in digital technologies, will provide actionable insights and advisories using AI/ML to allow smallholder farmers across six agri-value chains – cotton, cocoa, cashew, cassava, maize, and rice.

The project aims to mitigate risks for all the agri-value chain players and improve price stability based on trust and confidence created by data and evidence.