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Challenges

Envisioning a better world for agriculture

Due to world expanding population, global climate change, and the  current uncertain  situation the future of agriculture holds the opportunities and power to reshape our lives.
Thus AgriHackathon seeks to create an impact in 6 interconnected areas to provide a  roadmap for the future. 

The goal
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Collective impact with new-age, fast & frugal innovations to navigate these focus  

On the firt edition we focused on this main areas. 

1. Mechanization of Farming and Allied Activities 

1. Mechanization of Farming and Allied Activities 

  •  Mechanized puddling, seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting of field and  plantation crops. 
  • Mechanization of hilly agriculture, horticulture, protected cultivation, apiary,  livestock, poultry, and fishery. 
  • Gender friendly small farm mechanization including powered multifunctional  equipment. 
  • Add on, cost-effective technologies for enhancing the efficiency of existing agro machineries.

2. Precision Agriculture including applications of sensors, WSN, ICT, Artificial  Intelligence, IoT & drone 

2. Precision Agriculture including applications of sensors, WSN, ICT, Artificial  Intelligence, IoT & drone 

  • Monitoring and management of water quality, soil fertility, and health, crop  growth and health (pest and diseases, macro & micro-nutrients, water) 
  • Variable Rate Technology (VRT) & Robotics 
  • Precision livestock farming and aquaculture 
  • Data analytics and digital extension including market intelligence 

3. Supply Chain & Agriculture Logistics 

3. Supply Chain & Agriculture Logistics 

  • Block-chain technology for traceability of agri-produce from Farm to Fork
  • Cost-effective sensor-based real-time monitoring & management of storage  and transport system
  • IT-based agriculture logistics including custom hiring services 

4. Post-Harvest, Food Technology and Value addition 

4. Post-Harvest, Food Technology and Value addition 

  • Development of devices for assessing quality, grading & sorting, processing  of agri-produce.
  • Development of biodegradable and smart packaging materials
  • Environment-friendly cost-effective mobile technologies at the farm gate for  processing and value addition. 
  • Manufacturing of functional, ethnic, alternate plant-based food and consumer  products

5. Waste to Wealth and Green Energy in Agriculture 

5. Waste to Wealth and Green Energy in Agriculture 

  • Solar-powered technologies for farm operations and post-harvest drying and  storage. 
  • Ex-situ and in-situ management of agri-residues. 
  • Innovative products from agro-residues 

6. Women in Agriculture  

6.Women In Agriculture

  • Women leadership in agriculture  
  • Gender empowerment for Climate Smart Agriculture. 
  • Leading innovation for women in agriculture.
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