FarmERP, one of the forerunners in the field of ‘Technology interspersed within Agriculture’ in India primarily, with its presence in over 25 countries as well, has bagged a Top 3 finalist spot in the Asia AgriTech Challenge, organised by the Value Chain Capacity Network.
Regional Value Chain Capacity Building Network (VCB-N) provides professional advisory services and capacity building on Value Chain and Market System Development (VC&MSD) in Asia and the Pacific Region (APR).
The Asia AgriTech Challenge is an international award which aims at promoting innovations in the use of ICT along the value chains and provide successful innovations in a platform to showcase their products. The challenge functions at the same time as a matchmaking event between developers and providers of innovative ICT solutions and chain actors or supporters looking for ways in which we can improve the chain functioning while making it increasingly resilient and future-proof. Asia AgriTech Challenge provides a platform to interact with like-minded people with exposure to state-of-the-art agritech innovations.
FarmERP has bagged the spot for finalists in ‘IT Innovation in support of VC supply-demand arrangements and marketing’ category. The jury board included some names such as the Department of Science and Technology – India, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Founded in 1996, Shivrai Technologies, the organisation under which FarmERP was built, is a tech firm that was the brainchild of two young first-generation entrepreneurs, Sanjay Borkar and Santosh Shinde. Hailing from an agricultural background, Sanjay and Santosh passionately worked towards building Shivrai Technologies to what it is today.
FarmERP aims to add two million agricultural stakeholders to their platform in the next 14 months. It is catering to various domains within the Agricultural Value Chain and has multiple different uses. Their solutions cater to multiple sub-verticals like Contract Farming, Farm Management, Plantation and Farm, Biotech or Tissue Culture, Organic Farming, Greenhouse, Hydroponics, Floriculture, among a host of others, with stakeholders from Government Institutions, FPOs, and FPCs, Agribusinesses, Agriculture Consultants, among other stakeholders..
When asked for a comment, Sanjay Borkar, CEO and Co-Founder, FarmERP, said, “We are honoured to be chosen as one of the finalists for The Asia Agritech Challenge Awards. I want to thank the Jury, the participants and congratulate our fellow finalists. Such awards are kind motivators to agribusinesses all over the world.”
Santosh Shinde, COO, and Co-Founder, FarmERP said, “Sanjay and I have evolved a lot over these two decades, we have seen this industry flourish and prosper. Global events like these allow us to step out of our home ground and holistically see the industry. I am thrilled to be a part of The Asia Agritech Challenge Awards and I look forward to the announcement of the winner.”
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