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Greenhouse-in-a-Box

Small farmers find it hard to make a profit because of various factors that are not in their control such as heat, unseasonal rains and pests. Greenhouses are the commonly used solution and they work - they have been around for decades. Conventional greenhouses, can provide solutions but they are too expensive and available in minimum sizes of 1 acre (investment ~ Rs. 32 lakh), making them inaccessible to small farmers.

Kheyti’s GIB is modular at 1/16th of an acre. Design changes make the cost of Greenhouse-In-A-Box half the cost of a regular greenhouse at a unit level. Both these innovations bring the GIB within the reach of small farmers. In addition to protecting crops from climate risks, more food can be grown using almost 90% less water. Along with the greenhouse, we bundle financing, inputs, training and market linkage services to ensure that farmers get a seamless path towards a steady, dependable income leading them out of poverty.

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Twist and Convey Apple Picker

Currently, there are no picking devices specially designed for apple harvesting. Farmers have to either leave the uppermost apples on trees or drop them on the ground using long poles which degrades apples causing them to be sold at less than half of the market price.

Twist and convey apple picker is an apple harvesting device which mimics the hand-picking motion of harvesting apples from trees. The most delicious apples of any tree are borne by the topmost branches and harvesting them is most challenging since apple trees are very delicate.

Using our product, a person can harvest apples from the ground without having to climb trees. Our innovative double-ring concept has an international patent pending. With only slight modifications this product works well for harvesting mangoes too. We have sold more than 2000 units of such fruit pickers and have generated an extra income of Rs. 4,23,80,000 for apple and mango growers. Our company has won multiple national awards including ISBA Innovative company of the year 2016.

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Khethworks Solar Pump

India is slated to be the most populous country on Earth in the next six years. There is a great need for agricultural productivity to keep pace with this growth. The key to solving this issue is to provide viable irrigation options to the 85% of Indian farmers who are the small-plot farmers.

Khethworks makes solar-powered irrigation systems that are suitable for small-plot farmers in east India, where shallow groundwater is accessible. Working with smallholder farmers, we have designed the system especially for their needs. It consists of a centrifugal pump which is portable, easy to use and highly efficient. Also, its increased usability and portability as compared with fuel pumps allow for women to transport and operate the pump freely. For ages, farmers have depended on unpredictable monsoon rains or costly fuel pumps. Khethworks gives them a viable alternative thus allowing farmers an unprecedented level of control over their lives and livelihoods.

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Latinno - Latex carry backpack

Traditional methods of carrying latex in buckets, which have been in vogue for two centuries, are tedious and inefficient. The Latinno-Latex carry backpack provides for collection, storage and transportation of latex (natural rubber) in an easier, safer and more comfortable manner.

Our ergonomically designed backpack lets a worker conveniently carry double the amount of latex in one go. Since the backpack is carried on the shoulders which can easily bear weight, human effort is reduced leading to better productivity. The collecting duct lies in the front of the body making it easy for a worker to collect latex which is then transferred to the backpack using gravity thus eliminating the need for an energy source. Our smart design solves a pressing problem faced by the industry across the globe.

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Takachar - Upgrade agri-residues in remote areas

Each year, agricultural residues worth around $120 billion are burned or left to rot creating air pollution and aggravating the greenhouse effect. Currently, there is no economical way of harvesting/transporting these residues to centralized stations where they could be converted to energy or other products. The loss translates to about $100/year per farmer.

Takachar has designed a low cost (Rs. 1200), small-scale, portable reactor unit that can be latched onto tractors or donkey carts and carried from farm to farm to enable on-site conversion of local agri-residues into valuable products such as solid fuel. The reactors require no external energy or fuel to run, and can be manufactured and repaired locally. So far we have deployed around 150 reactors in Kenya, and are seeking to expand to India.

Visit : http://takachar.strikingly.com
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Solar Conduction Dryer

Solar Conduction Dryer (SCD) is a patented technology developed by Science for Society (S4S Technologies) and Institute of Chemical Technology (UDCT). It has been tested under the guidance of National Institute of Nutrition (Government of India). SCD is an electricity-free solar-powered food dehydrator that reduces moisture content in agri-animal produce so that women in rural areas can preserve seasonal produce for up to 1 year without using any chemicals and earn additional income through sale of dehydrated products. SCD has a drying efficiency which is 50% more than any other available dryer across the world. Also it costs 3-5 times less than other solar dryers and has a payback of 100 days against cost of electricity saving. SCD, recognized by the UN DFID and US-AID, maintains 45% better nutrition than open sun drying.

Visit : http://s4stechnologies.com
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Avanijal - Irrigation and Fertigation

Automation System

Avanijala's product is an Irrigation and Fertigation management system. It is installed in farms and controls the pumps, valves and fertilizer delivery system . It also helps farmers manage irrigation without being physically present on the farm. Farmers can configure and monitor the irrigation activities remotely using a smart phone. The system also alerts the farmer when something does not work correctly. The smartphone app is very intuitive and easy to use even for people with minimum schooling. An icon rich menu helps the user navigate and configure the system easily.

Visit : http://www.avanijal.com
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Casu

Casu intends to design a knife for processing cashew which reduces hand injuries, and helps in removing the testa, the defected parts and splitting.India is one of the most biggest processors of cashews in the world. In the cashew industry, of the 95% of cashew factory employees who are women, 40% are involved in shelling, and 55% in peeling and grading. Each woman works 8 hours a day to peel about 9 1/2 kg of kernels per job. They have been using the normal kitchen knife because of which they have faced many hand injuries. Casu would prevent hand injuries while ensuring a better output.

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PesTSCAN

In India, the presence of pesticides in agricultural produce is a threat to domestic health and international agro-export markets. PesTSCAN is a field portable, user friendly instrument for pesticide residue detection. The instrument is an enzyme based biosensor that exploits colorimetric measurement techniques for sensitive detection of pesticides.

The analyzed data can be shared with concerned stakeholders through internet or cloud as reports. The product is inherently scalable as it can be used to detect pesticides in a calibrated manner and it can simultaneously detect many pesticides using Opto-Electronic interfaces.

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GreenCHILL

New Leaf has successfully designed and developed GreenCHILL, an off-grid, compressor-free, renewable energy based refrigeration system, to benefit millions of small farmers in India. Powered by cheap and plentiful farm-waste such as cow-dung, biomass pellets/briquettes, wood, rice husk, biogas etc., GreenCHILL allows safe storage of agricultural produce at the farm level before transporting to market. One GreenCHILL unit can cool 1,500 liters of milk or 30 metric tons of perishables (e.g. fish, fruit, vegetables, flowers) without the need for grid power or diesel generator. GreenCHILL's cooling technology has zero global warming potential and complies with UNFCCC's Kyoto Protocol 2020.

Visit : http://www.newleafdynamic.com
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BioAvert-I Building disease resistance in plants

Swasti has patented non-toxic, biotechnology products, which empower the farmers to mitigate risk caused by crop diseases. Swasti’s three pronged program “BioAvert I”, gives preventive solutions in the form of blocking pathogen entry, increasing beneficial microbes and stimulating plant defense mechanism. Use of Swasti products delivers many benefits to farmers such as a 20 – 40% increase in the yield, 2X or more price, reduction in costs (15 – 35%) and 10 – 100 times the ROI.

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