Our Partners - Our Beneficiaries
Some of the key customers/partners include Electronics Corporation of India Ltd, State Agricultural Marketing Boards, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Motorola Mobility (GOOGLE) etc
As highlighted earlier Ikisan provides significant support to the market development and marketing efforts of NFCL and NACL by providing best practices and information across the agricultural input value chain - such as weather, soil, seeds, fertilizers, water, pesticides, output prices etc. that have enabled the companies to develop deep customer relationships and in turn enable them to grow above market growth rates. Recent example in fertilizers includes the development of Customized Fertilizer Grades (for NFCL across India that are crop and location specific have not only reduced the current consumption of fertilizers of farmers but have significantly enhanced crop yields and farmer incomes) that are expected to add significant revenues to the company.
Currently, agriculture value chain is driven by technical expertise. However, there is a lack of adequate Management knowledge and skills amongst the professionals. Therefore, Ikisan and XLRI, Jamshedpur have jointly developed an Agri Business Management Program for Agri-professionals and students. Ikisan provides the domain expertise while XLRI provides pedagogy. This program is a combination of virtual learning and campus based module at XLRI, Jamshedpur and is highly appreciated.
Ikisan possesses Intellectual Property Rights for many software applications such as Field Manager, Vyapar, Mandi, Quick Solutions Systems, Management Time Table, Agri Information System and Agrecommerz.
Key Central and State Government Projects Executed, Under Execution and Projects Under Development
a) Technology Mission on Cotton covering 10 states wherein knowledge regarding advanced agricultural practices was given to cotton farmers using Touch Screen Kiosks, Interactive Voice Response Systems and Display Announcement System.
b) National Agricultural innovation Project: in consortium mode with Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture from 2007 to 2012 wherein Ikisan was tasked with the development and deployment of ICT, Market Linkages and Agri Risk Management modules.
c) 2009 to 2016: PSAMB IES Project wherein Ikisan has successfully designed, developed, installed and commissioned an IT network of 57 mandis across the state. Currently in charge of operations and maintenance of the network.
d) CDAC India development Gateway : This is an online information dissemination project by Government of India, which included Health, Education, Agriculture verticals Ikisan was appointed as a co-ordinating agency for the agri-vertical of this project.
2. Procurement and Marketing: 2009 onwards
a) TNSAMB: Regulated Market Modernization Project comprising of end to end automation of all activities across 20 markets including setting up the central server at the Head Office.
b) PSAMB: eRecording Project comprising of design and development of software for data capture pertaining to arrivals, weighment and auction of agri produce.
c) eNAM: National Agriculture Market (NAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing has developed technology for quality measurement of agri produce. The agreement between CDAC and Ikisan for Transfer of Technology pertaining to these electronic sensors driven evaluation of tea and rice quality is underway. This offers immense benefits to the farming and trading community by way of establishing empirical quality standards.Despite initial bottlenecks the company has made significant inroads into the sector during past 2 years with unique offerings and core competencies. Unlike pure IT companies that do not offer domain expertise, Ikisan adds significant domain value to the projects it undertakes and the clients it serves.