FarmERP Mobile Grapes Pesticide Selector & Grapes MRL Value are two mobile based interactive utilities, which supports farmer decisions related to pest and disease management for Grapes. For farmers who export their fresh produce to European countries, it is mandatory to get food safety certifications and follow the strict guidelines on permissible pesticide
residues on the produce. The application is extremely simple to install and use.
In year 2003-2004, we designed the first prototype of FarmERP, with a raw idea of developing a software tool for agricultural farm management.
This prototype was then demonstrated to various target users like individual farmers, agribusiness companies, agricultural universities and institutions. Numerous suggestions and ideas were gathered from specially organized seminars, brain storming sessions with experts, farmer meets, test cases etc.
This valuable feedback from experts and potential users helped us in converting a prototype into a user friendly, robust and professional software product "FarmERP". In year 2005-2006, FarmERP version 1.0 was launched and rolled out in the market. It was well received by the progressive farmers and companies.
The R and D and product enhancement continued and in year 2007-2008, FarmERP version 2.0 with latest and most advanced features was launched.
The internet based version of FarmERP – FarmERP Online was also launched in year 2006-2007.
The vision of the project is to develop innovative Information and Communication Technology products and solutions which will enable all the stakeholders in agriculture and food sector to enhance their core business processes, improve management practices and increase profits.
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Despite much work on ICT4D has focused on the urban environment, focusing on the rural economy is of particular importance for regions like Asia. From price information to security of produce, a wide range of activities can be enhanced with digital media. FarmERP offers grape farmers a useful mobile application for pest and disease management information. The company has also secured buy-in from important stakeholders in the rural economy, such as the National Research Centre for Grapes. Two mobile utilities for grape farmers have been developed in this regard, and information about pesticide brands and dosage is available right in the field.
The initial mission of the project is to become a global leader in this domain and make FarmERP products and solutions available across the globe. From leading corporate houses to small individual farmers, the organization wishes to cover the complete spectrum.
FarmERP is completely designed and developed at SHIVRAI's Technology Development Center in Pune, India. It is outcome of contributions made by highly experienced Information Technology and Agricultural Technology experts. FarmERP has gone through rigorous software product development lifecycle to assure best quality.
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With the incoming of new technology in ICT and digital content technology along with various technology delivery platforms, a lot many interventions in digital content have been taking place in South Asia. Interventions are visible in all major areas – Education, Learning, Health, Governance, Entertainment, Localization, Commerce, Culture, Environment, Tourism, Infrastructure and so on. Creation of digital content, its deployment, service delivery and usage has increased each day.
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