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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Top 10 Helpful app for farmers that makes farming easy


IFFCO KISSAN app , agricultural apps , most helpful agricultural apps

The IFFCO kissan app was launched by pm Narendra Modi  is an Indian agriculture farmer suvidhaApp, which helps the Indian farmer/ Kisaan to take informed decisions by accessing customized agricultural information related to their need. Our agriculture suvidha app is for Kisan suvidha and provides the latest mandi prices, weather forecast, agricultural advisory, best practices tips related to agriculture, Animal Husbandry, horticulture; a buyer and seller platform, and all agriculture related news and govt. schemes. This Indian farmer app is for Kisan suvidha (Suvidha is a Hindi word which means to facilitate/ enable/ assist/ make capable enough) to provide agriculture alerts and agriculture advisories in 11 Indian languages in text as well as agriculture audio clip for the convenience of the farmers who are most comfortable in their own language.


farmily app , agriapp

Farmily is an app that allows direct contact between Farmers and consumers . The app is developed mainly to help farmers market their agricultural produce at right prices with out the intrusion of middle men and also to help the consumers get their requirements at reasonable rates. Hence this is a very beneficial app for the farmers , it also helps farmers get loans through financial institutions and provides the facility of storage gowdons for farmers.


kissan market app , kissan app

Kisaan Market empowers Indian Farmers to connect directly with buyers and saves brokerages and transport spending. which ultimately multiplies their benefits.
and insights, latest updates on Mandi prices, Krushi Tips , weather and news as per their location in preferred language .

Features of Kissan Market app :

Latest Mandi Prices (market yard rates)
- Weather forecast for user’s location
- Krushi Tips
- Government Schemes and Subsidies for Kisaan (Farmer)
-Sale product
-Buy Product
- Agriculture news on government announcements, policy decisions, market intelligence etc.
- Available on any android mobile phone across all operators with internet connection
Supported Languages:
English, Hindi, Marathi

All the information is personalized, and farmers can update markets. location and language.
Information can also be shared with fellow farmers.

Farmer can Sale and Buy their products through Kisaan Market mobile App.
Farmer(any user of Kisaan market) can easily upload their product details on App which is available to all other user. Buyer can filter search product by category and commodity wise.
Note: This application is supported on Android 2.3 or above.

4. RML Farmer - Krishi mitr

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RML farmer is India’s most trusted krishi app meant for kisan suvidha meant for Indian agricultural community. The content of the app are exclusively dedicated for Indian farmers and Indian agriculture.
RML Farmer is one of its kind agricultural app where farmers can keep up with latest commodity and mandi prices, farm and farmer related news, weather forecast and advisory, provides agricultural advice all news regarding government's agricultural policies and govt schemes. This kisan suvidha app (suvidha is a hindi word which means comfort / convenience / ease) empowers those involved in agriculture and allied occupations in taking informed decisions by providing easy access to personalized & unbiased agriculture insights as per their location and in their preferred language. Users can choose from over 450 crop varieties, 1300 mandis, 3500 weather locations across 50,000 villages and 17 states of India.


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AgriApp is a revolutionary Android based mobile application. It provides complete information on Crop Production, Crop Protection and all relevant agriculture allied services on your Smartphone
In addition to being an information portal, AgriApp is also an online market place bringing farmers, agri inputs, retail & fulfillment services on a common digital platform.
AgriApp is now available in Kannada, English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Marathi.


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Agriculture Manager is a farm management app designed for farmers. It allows them to record cashflow, livestock and machinery procedures and access this information with ease , Good record keeping will help you monitor the expenses of your farms, prepare your financial decisions, identify sources of income, keep track of agriculture expenses and keep track of your basis in property.

Benefits using farm management app :

1. Access farming records in matter of seconds without internet use.

2. Seeing the big picture of every farm task everywhere and every time, preventing problems and saving money and maintain sustainable agriculture.

3. Cash flow monitor tool.

4. Gather your agriculture production costs and get analytical report for every agriculture task.


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KhetiGaadi is World’s first tractor mobile app of India where all tractor’s buyers and sellers come together and engage in trade of Agricultural machines ranging from New & Old Tractors, Used tractors, Rental tractors to harvesting equipment and services. It is a simple and modern Advertising Platform for Tractor Traders and Discount Platform for Agriculture Customers.
KhetiGaadi mobile app is a easiest tractor app for buying and selling Old Tractors along with appropriate seller information, real tractor images, expert reviews, also finance and loan info, product quality check and local dealing.

Now Download KhetiGaadi App and get access in your own language. KhetiGaadi is now available in 7 languages as: English; Hindi; Marathi; Gujarati; Telugu; Tamil and Kannada.
Simply select your own language and use this amazing tractor app with best features.


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Kisan Suvidha is an omnibus mobile app developed to help farmers by providing relevant information to them quickly. With click of a button, they can get the information on weather of current day and next 5 days, dealers, market prices, agro advisories, plant protection, IPM Practices etc. Unique features like extreme weather alerts and market prices of commodity in nearest area and the maximum price in state as well as India have been added to empower farmers in the best possible manner.


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Contains terms related to Agriculture, Farming, Animal Husbandry, Crops, Fruit, Livestock, Products, Agricultural Machines and Engineering, Agricultural Policy, European Union policies, Weather, Environment, Economics, Information & Communication Technologies
Aims to help farmers, agronomists, teachers and students of agriculture, with their daily work.
The dictionary accepts English keywords and returns English descriptions.Compiled by European Union Agricultural Accounting & Statistics experts.
Contains more than 7500 terms & abbreviations. The dictionary is online and is constantly updated.


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The completely offline soil test-based fertilizer recommender (STFR) app for Android.
Get calculations according to the area of farm or the number of plants/trees.
Choose your preferred unit of calculation: kg/hectare, kg/acre, kg/tree, lb/hectare, lb/acre, or lb/tree.

Disclaimer: ICAR-CCARI does not accept responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on the software or materials published on this site.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Women In Agriculture

role of women in agriculture . December 4th is observed as women in agriculture day

India is mainly an Agriculture dependent country with about 60 percent of its total population directly or indirectly depending on  Agriculture for their lively-hood and deriving about 13 percent of its total GDP from Agriculture.
 "Farmers are the Back Bone of our Country ", is the common saying .The food  with out which we cannot survive cannot  be produced in the modern industries but  is produced in a factory called farm by the farmers . Only after the sweat of the cultivator touches the soil will  the seed that has been sown , germinate and grow into a plant to finally feed the hunger of the growing population of the world , so it is true that farmers are the back bone our country. But when it comes to Agriculture , it is a common assumption that men form the most part of the farming community but  if we look into the reality , the contribution of Women in the field of Agriculture is more than that of Men especially in India.

Hidden Hands of Agriculture

"Women Feed the World" is a famous saying which indicates the responsibility that women hold when it comes to Agriculture.Rural women form the major work force in Indian Agriculture industry, they are the major  contributors towards the progress of Agriculture particularly in India .
In India about 80 percent of the total population engaged in Agriculture are women , women take active part from the minor Agricultural operation like sowing till the final harvest of the crop , if we look at the percentage of contribution in all the operations , we can observe the women are at the upper end.
According to the recent Indian Statistics 84 percent of total population engaged in Agriculture are women and 33 percent of them are cultivators and 47 percent of them are  Agricultural laborers and these statistics does not include the percentage of women engaged in other Agriculture allied sectors like fisheries , Animal Husbandry etc .
In 2009, 94% of the female agricultural labor force in crop cultivation were in cereal production, while 1.4% worked in vegetable production, and 3.72% were engaged in fruits, nuts, beverages, and spice crops.Women's participation rate in the agricultural sectors is about 47% in tea plantations, 46.84% in cotton cultivation, 45.43% growing oil seeds and 39.13% in vegetable production.
Apart from these women hold up to 24 percent contribution in Indian fisheries activities (according to FAO).

Not only in India but women form 43 percent of the Global farming work force taking active role in all the Agricultural activities from the minor sowing till the final harvesting of the crop.
In Africa 80 percent of farming community are women and , 30 percent in Europe and 50 percent in South Asia.
In many regions women are taking the upper lead in farming , we can observe a gradual increase in the number of farm women who are tuning into principal producers and decision makers of the farm.

We can  categorize Farm Women into Four groups :

1. Independent Producers :  Women who are the Principal producers and decision makers on the field.

2. Agricultural Partners    :   Women who are active partners on the field .

3. Agricultural laborers     :  Women those who assist in Farming.

4. Farm Home women      : Women who are engaged both in farm activities and house hold management.              

Even though farm women are the major contributors in Agriculture industry , they are facing many problems like lack of recognition , Low wages and the work done by them are always considered as unskilled and  besides from working on the Farm , they also have to bear the burden of the household responsibilities. Though Women Make significant contribution and hold major share in all the Agricultural operations , their share of the total production is not considered or always neglected and their work is always considered as unskilled and seasonal , it is a known fact that women are always paid less then men even if it is for the same work , particularly in India and Sub - African regions.

Few of the major reasons why farm women are not recognized :

  • Weeding , sowing and other minor agricultural  are considered as unskilled work hence women are always left to do these works.
  • Men are the owners of the most of the Land.
  • Farm women are always paid less than Men even if it is for the same work.
  • The work done by women are considered minor and neglected.
  • No provision of any  farm training for women.
  • Most women Especially in India are not recognized on farm because the are facing the problem of Malnutrition.

Hence we must stop not recognizing and neglecting the works of women and encourage the growth of women in all fields mainly in the field of Agriculture.
This can be done by , Setting up farm training for rural women , encouraging rural women to attend and take active part in the farm training activities, educating them about the present day agricultural scenario , treating them equal to men . By doing these we can certainly achieve the progress both agriculturally and economically because , "  A Nation's progress can be indicated by the progress of the Women of that Nation". 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra (GKVK)

GKVK , gandhi krishi vigyan kendra
Naik Bhavan
Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra, popularly called as GKVK is the main campus of the premier farm University of India, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.
The University was established in in 1965, The University's main campus was situated in a place called as Hebbal and that had become a landmark in Bangalore. A decade later, for reasons of expansion, main campus of the University was relocated to a place opposite to a landmark known as Jakkur Aerodrome. The new campus was named after the father of the country and was called as Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra and now is popularly known as GKVK Campus.The campus is just a couple of Kilometers away from Hebbal off the Bangalore' s International Airport Road.
If there is a green haven in Bangalore apart from lung spaces such as Cubbon Park and Lal bagh, that has to be the GKVK campus with majestic buildings nested a-midst lush green untouched forest areas (now recognized as Biodiversity heritage sites and are protected).The GKVK campus is spread on vast area of 1380 acres on the way to the Bengaluru International Airport  and it has been a walking spot for the early morning joggers and walkers as the campus is enclosed with trees and greenery everywhere and no sound of the city traffic can be heard except the sound of the wind and swaying leaves.
In a city like Bengaluru for those who are fed up of the cities pollution and traffic,  GKVK  serves as the best place to relax , Just one stroll along the empty peaceful roads of GKVK will definitely relieve you of all your stresses and will refresh you mind , apart from this the Botanical garden in the gkvk campus is one of the best gardens in the country and is also a visiting spot for  few species of  birds hence it serves as a fine place for bird watchers. Thus the Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Bengaluru is truly a place worth visiting.

This breathtaking video with aerial footages takes you through the magnificence of the campus for its extraordinary flora and fauna and majestic buildings unparalleled for a University campus in the country.

Gkvk Campus

Video By Dr Sathya Narayana HOD dept of horticulture 
university of agricultural sciences bengaluru

Location : Located on the Bangalore-Hyderabad National Highway No.7 with its Headquarters at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (popularly known as GKVK Campus) and Hebbal Campus. University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore - 560 065.

Gkvk Is open to all at all times.

Map of Vignana Kendra, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Best Agriculture Quotes

Best Agriculture Quotes

Awesome farming quotes

  • Agriculture is the most Healthful , most useful and most Noble Employment of Man .  - George Washington
  • The Discovery of Agriculture was the first Step towards a Civilized life.  - Arthur Keith

  • Life on Farm is a School of  patience , You can't hurry the Crops or make an Ox in Two days.  - Henry Alain

  • Farming means Shaking Hands with Nature.

  • Once in your Life time , you need a doctor , a lawyer , a police man , a preacher but every day , three times in a day you need a Farmer.  - Brenda Schoepp 

  • Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will in the End contribute to real wealth , Good Moral and Happiness. - Thomas Jefferson

  • Farming is not just a job "its a way of life.

  • Agriculture is an Art , not a Formula.

  • Agriculture not only gives Riches to a Nation , but the only Riches she can call her Own.  -Samuel Jhonson

  • Everything can wait , but not Agriculture.  - Jawaharlal Nehru