- Agri-tech startup BharatRohan has announced a strategic partnership with ABI-ICRISAT.
- The collaboration aims to revolutionize crop monitoring through hyperspectral technology.
- The partnership provides networking opportunities within the agriculture industry and access to Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
- BharatRohan will gain access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert branding counsel.
- The initiative focuses on enhancing precision and efficiency in crop monitoring, thereby uplifting farmers’ livelihoods.
BharatRohan, an agri-tech startup specializing in UAV/Drone Spectral Imaging-based Decision Support System (DSS) for farmers, has entered into a strategic partnership with ABI-ICRISAT, the Agri-Business Incubator of ICRISAT. Announced on October 17, 2023, this collaboration aims to revolutionize the field of agricultural technology, particularly in crop monitoring through hyperspectral technology.
The alliance between BharatRohan and ABI-ICRISAT provides a unique platform for networking opportunities within the agriculture industry. It also allows BharatRohan to connect with Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), offering drone crop monitoring services that aim to uplift farmers’ livelihoods and ensure a resilient and sustainable food supply chain.
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To nurture innovation, BharatRohan will gain access to state-of-the-art office facilities and expert branding counsel. This support is expected to solidify the company’s esteemed position in the dynamic agricultural imagery sector. Rishabh Choudhary, CTO of BharatRohan, stated that the partnership represents a “quantum leap” in their capabilities to harness hyperspectral and multispectral imaging technologies for the betterment of farmers and the agricultural industry at large.
The partnership will focus on R&D in hyperspectral data-driven solutions, which are pivotal in developing spectral indices and libraries. These are essential components in hyperspectral data analysis. The technology’s ability to detect crop issues even before they visually manifest will empower the companies to address challenges like pest infestations, nutrient management, and precision farming.
Hyperspectral imaging, a cornerstone in collecting crop phenotypic data, enables early disease detection and the identification of crop health. When integrated with drone technology, it becomes essential for weed and disease monitoring. The partnership aims to expand research in hyperspectral imagery, bolster its product suite, and reaffirm its commitment to harnessing state-of-the-art technology for sustainable farming and a secure food supply chain.