The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) predicts a global population of 8 billion people by 2025 and 9.6 billion by 2050. In order to keep up, food production must increase by 70% by 2050. Farmers often go with their gut feeling when planning activities and their decision making is not based on hard data. This results in decreased productivity and output.
Manual data recording, keeping, and analysis are inefficient, high-effort tasks. Only 10% of farmers in Europe use any type of software to perform these activities, especially because as 3G connection or use of a computer rather than a handheld device while working in the fields is impractical. And even in cases where farmers have data available, generating conclusions based on raw data is often challenging and does not improve decision making.
Agroptima Farm Manager is a software platform which provides farm management tools in order for farmers to keep record of their field activities and make better decisions based on real cost and productivity data, leading to increased efficiency and effectiveness. Agroptima Farm Manager allows farmers to record data on a handheld device while offline in the field, and data collected through sensors connected to agricultural machinery software is fed to the server automatically.
The software not only provides an overview of past and current farming performance, but also provides insights and suggestions, resulting in informed decision making, precision agriculture and an estimated average cost saving of 12%. Agroptima Farm Manager is helping farms to develop productive, sustainable, and resource-efficient practices.