BENGALURU, 6 September 2022: Agritech pioneer Cropin announced the launch of Cropin Cloud, the world's first purpose-built industry cloud for agriculture. Cropin Cloud is a multi-tenant, secure, scalable, flexible, intelligent cloud platform enabling agri-businesses, development agencies, governments, and allied industries to accelerate digital transformation across their business value chain.
Cropin Cloud is an integrated platform of applications for digitization, clean and contextual data pipelines for enhanced decision-making based on data analytics, and globally proven crop-specific, crop and geography-agnostic machine learning models.
It aims to advance technology adoption to solve real-world agricultural problems and deliver value to every stakeholder in the food value chain, from the farmer and agribusinesses to the consumer.
The platform is a culmination of Cropin's 12+ years of experience and expertise in enabling the global agriculture ecosystem with technology and data.
With this launch, Cropin will help agri-food and allied businesses to manage the complexity of converging multiple-point technology solutions while enjoying the flexibility of choosing the right solutions based on where they are in their digital transformation journey.
Commenting on the launch, Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO, Cropin, said, "Today, the global agriculture ecosystem is facing large disruptions triggered by climate change, geo-political tensions, food supply-chain challenges, and an ever-increasing global population. Solving these challenges demands a technology platform that enables the ecosystem players to transform their business operations. Cropin Cloud leverages the advancements in cloud computing, earth observation, remote sensing, data and machine learning algorithms to help the agriculture sector unlock new possibilities. For Cropin, this is an important milestone as we double down on our core purpose to maximize per acre value for every stakeholder in the global agriculture ecosystem."
Vijay Nelson, Chief Product Officer, Cropin, said, "Cropin Cloud is the world's very first intelligent cloud platform for agriculture. Agriculture technology is complex and needs specialized expertise in multiple areas like GIS, agri-science, AI/ML models, weather data, and IoT, among others. Crops are copiously diversified, and the digital solutions required to monitor them need hyper-tuning. Cropin Cloud combines the power of a diverse set of advanced technologies, agronomy knowledge, data science and artificial intelligence. The platform offers a complete set of agriculture-specific capabilities to accelerate business growth and bring about rapid and far-reaching digital transformation in the agri-ecosystem."
Cropin Cloud can be a great enabler in solving agri-ecosystem challenges such as traceability, yield unpredictability, supply chain disruptions, and other agri-food ecosystem challenges. It delivers a scalable agri-stack that comprises a powerful triad of abilities and platform layers, including Cropin Apps, Cropin Data Hub, and Cropin Intelligence:
Cropin Apps - Enable digital transformation at scale across agriculture and allied industries, including forestry, commodity, banking and insurance: They enable a range of use cases such as global farming operations management, food safety measures, supply chain visibility, predictability and risk management, farm-to-fork traceability, farmer enablement and engagement, advance seed R&D, trialling, production management and multi-generational seed traceability. Cropin Apps also helps agribusiness adopt Climate Smart and Regenerative Agriculture, crop protection and nutrition management on/off the field, and monitoring and managing deforestation and carbon emissions.
Cropin Data Hub - To deliver the power of unified data: The Data Hub enables interfacing with multiple agri-data sources - on-field farm management apps, IoT devices, drones, mechanization data from farming resources, remote sensing satellite and weather data. Agribusinesses can now access structured and contextualized data from various sources for correlation and analysis at scale. Cropin Data Hub also has pre-built advanced data frameworks to solve the most challenging problems, such as cloud-free satellite imagery, boundary detection of farm plots, and segmentation of land use.
Cropin Intelligence - As part of the Intelligence platform, Cropin's 22 contextual deep-learning and AI models will help agribusinesses with intelligence around crop detection, crop stage identification, yield estimation, irrigation scheduling, pest and disease prediction, nitrogen uptake, water stress detection, harvest date estimation, change detection, among others. Built using the world's largest crop knowledge graph, these field-tested models have been deployed globally and fine-tuned for specific crop varieties, conditions, and locations.
With the first industry cloud for agriculture, Cropin aims to usher in the next wave of innovations in digital transformation across the agriculture ecosystem.