KisanHub, a specialist in the development of quantitative and data analytics tools, gained a boost in June when it became one of the first companies to be awarded a grant from the new Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative.
The funding will be used to develop and trial a model that uses satellite data and meteorological information to make irrigation and fertiliser recommendations and crop yield predictions.
KisanHub’s Giles Barker welcomed the grant saying that it could not have come at a better time: “The grant will fast-track our R&D satellite project and put KisanHub firmly on track to becoming a leading player in innovative software solutions in agriculture.”
KisanHub intends to release their dashboard in the Autumn and is currently looking for farmers, producers and agri-sector partners keen to influence development of this next generation of precision-farming decision-support tools.
KisanHub will be speaking at an Agri-Tech East event on the 17th September 2014 more details coming shortly.