Scientists in Kerala Develop Free App to Help Farmers Work More Efficiently and Cut Costs


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Your phone is all you need now to become an expert in farming. An app called FEM@Mobile, developed by scientists from Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), promises to directly address many problems faced by farmers in India. An easy-to-understand user interface makes this app the one-stop shop that will help farmers cultivate crops more effectively and successfully.

Anyone who downloads the free app can access in-depth information on a number of issues that farmers deal with on a regular basis. With a huge glossary of information on over 100 crops, the app expertly advises users on how they can cultivate their crops without incurring loses, losing money, or time.

Case in point is a section called Fertiliser Advisor, wherein a farmer has to simply input the crops he/she wants to plant and the advisor will generate the amount of fertiliser required.

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Another section that is sure to help farmers struggling with finances is the Credit Advisor. This is a calculator that helps farmers assess their short-term crop loan limit and gives them an idea as to how a banker would do their credit assessment (based on information that is fed).


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Farmers can also consult experts directly by sending across their details such as panchayat and district names, the problem, etc. and relevant people will get in touch with them.

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Apart from this, they also have easy access to weather reports and forecasts for the whole year. Once downloaded, the app can be used without any net connection. But one needs to have a smartphone for it to function.

All the information on the app can also be accessed on a website, here.

For more details, contact, Dr. A.V. Santhoshkumar, Principal Investigator – 9447671897

Download the app here.

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