Bengaluru, India, August 17, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Over 60% of India is composed of small and medium farms, making agriculture a very significant part of our country . However, few farmers have the ability to adopt the latest technologies, and their yields lag far behind those in western countries. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are poised to dramatically shift Indian agriculture by finally making it possible for every Indian farmers to become as efficient as their western counterparts.
ConserWater Technologies, a company headquartered in California, USA, and FlyBird Farm Innovations, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company in Bangalore, have announced a partnership to help bring AI and IOT to the fingertips of Indian farmers.
ConserWater Technologies is the company behind ConserWater, an AI tool that farmers can use to grow more healthy crops with fewer resources in a cost-effective and scalable manner. ConserWater uses satellites, weather, topography and other real-time data to help farmers accurately determine the inputs they need for their farm, without any expensive soil sensors systems. Using ConserWater, farmers in India have the potential to save as much as 50% on their irrigation water use, while still growing healthy plants.
FlyBird Farm Innovations produce affordable solutions to solve the key problems of irrigation and fertigation (applying fertilizers through the irrigation water supply).
Together, FlyBird Farm Innovations and ConserWater Technologies are creating new controller systems that are fully automated. Now, these "smart" Siri irrigation controllers can use the ConserWater AI to calculate irrigation needs, and can automatically irrigate the required amount of water and turn off by themselves, without requiring any additional work from the farmer. This integrated system not only enables the farmer to be efficient in his irrigation, but also significantly saves him time and effort. In many parts of rural India, electricity is unreliable and may be present only for a few hours each night. These controllers can automatically turn on when electricity is available, and can water efficiently using AI before shutting off, removing the need for the farmer to wake up and operate his pumps on his own late in the night.
“We are very excited to work together with FlyBird Farm Innovations to help farmers in India use less water and be better prepared for an increase in the prevalence of droughts due to global warming,” said Aadith Moorthy, the founder and CEO of ConserWater Technologies. “AI Powered Siri controllers will help small farmers, the heart of rural India to reduce their expenses and increase their profit.”
“FlyBird team is very happy to integrate ConserWater AI technologies and design innovative products and solutions to manage Irrigation and fertilizer applications with very affordable cost for small and marginal farmers,” said Satish KS, Founder & CEO of FlyBird Farm Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
In the near future, Indian farmers will no longer mindlessly flood their fields with water, but will start to use AI and IoT with FlyBird Siri and ConserWater, and engage in precision agriculture.
About ConserWater Technologies:
We, at ConserWater Technologies, aim to bring efficient irrigation to every farm worldwide, with AI. We are a diverse team of AI-experts and entrepreneurs dedicated to solving the age-old issue of efficient water access for everyone. This issue has been exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change, and it is more important than ever for us to optimize our water use.
About FlyBird Farm Innovations:
FlyBird Farm Innovations is incorporated with a vision to solve the key problems of irrigation & fertigation with affordable solutions. We continuously innovate and intend to provide newer technologies to farmers with the ultimate aims of farmer livelihood improvement, conserving farm resources like water, power, labor & money and increasing the quality & quantity of yield.
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