Integrating Farm Data
Integrating Communication Channels
Integrating Market Services
FarmStack makes it easier for organizations to securely share the farm-level data that they're already collecting in the field with one another.
FarmStack combines information such as weather forecasts, market prices, soil health, irrigation availability – with in- built mechanisms to push advisories to farmers across multiple channels (eg. face-to-face, video, IVR, SMS, radio).
FarmStack connects the dots between public, private and civil society partners across the value chain to improve farmers’ access to inputs and markets and translate information into actions to increase farm yields and incomes.
We are prototyping use cases to share tailored advice to farmers either directly or via extension service providers. In Ethiopia, we are designing use cases to support wheat and dairy farmers improve the quality of their production with information and value chain linkages facilitated by both video and mobile-based channels. Early pilots in Bihar, India, have focused on use of dynamic weather data to provide farmers with timely, geo-tagged pest and disease risk forecasts and management advisories for potato blight and eggplant fruit and shoot borer. In Andhra Pradesh we are testing a comprehensive prototype focused on preventing cashew flower drop and flower burn by integrating farmer and farm profiles, soil information, dynamic weather data and agronomic information on best practices. We see promise in applying similar data and logic models to decrease pressure on water resources. In Odisha, we are addressing supply/demand gaps for iron folic acid availability for pregnant women. These use cases will help fine-tune data standards, protocols and APIs for content and farmer data management to enable the next generation of solutions built on FarmStack.