KisanHub to help farming companies with decision making
A Cambridge technology business has been awarded almost £60,000 to enhance its enterprise software that helps large farming companies with their data management and decision making.
KisanHub’s technology is a cloud-based enterprise platform that aggregates multiple data sets to assist with decision making. It utilises hyper local satellite and meteorological information to support farming companies on the ground operations, such as monitoring crop health and growth.
The new KisanHub project aims to further enhance the KisanSat application so farming companies anywhere in the world can have enhanced operational efficiency through the use of satellite imagery. This in turn will help to reduce input costs, boost returns and improve the efficiency of farming businesses, thanks to funding from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative.
KisanHub says that the new technology will have increased capacity to collect high quality data from satellites using drones, smartphones, and easily available multispectral sensor cameras to overcome interference from cloud cover. The software will also be able to predict the risk of pest and disease infections; helping farmers to plan prevention procedures in advance.
Giles Barker, COO & co-founder of KisanHub, said: “The funding we received last year from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative has assisted us greatly in delivering our enterprise solution to among some of the largest farming organisations within the UK. The latest funding will enhance our imagery integration capabilities which will take our platform to a new level so we can continue delivering market leading services to our customers in the UK and abroad.”
Mark Reeve (pictured), Chairman of the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, added: “KisanHub is a local startup that has successfully developed software that is already having a significant impact on farmer’s daily operations; the system puts farmers in control of data, allowing them to make more informed decisions to boost their production.”