Challenges faced

The client approached TechVariable to help them develop this agri-tech online portal as per their requirements which would enable proper tracking of the manufacturing process of the organic pesticides along with their requirement of platforms for proper data management and an e-commerce portal for directly selling the farm products to the customers. Some of the challenges faced by the client were as follows:

  • Lack of transparency:

    The field officers in charge were not able to get the real-time data analysis of the manufacturing process of pesticides, as to who were the ones producing and how were they carrying out the process. They needed a tool to check all the processes involved in manufacturing the pesticides.

  • Lack of data management:

    There was a massive flow of information such as the profiles of farmers, their name, age, location, contact numbers, the variety of crops they cultivated, cooperatives profile, warehouse location, etc. which needed a platform that could manage and store them in a systematic manner, providing ease and convenience.

  • Inconvenience:

    The customers had to travel long distances to procure the organic farm products from the farmers which were time-taking and tiresome process. Hence, there was an absence of a platform that could facilitate the ease of buying products directly from the farmers.

Proposed Solution

For availing the traceability and bringing transparency into the entire process of manufacturing the organic pesticides, our team used the Hyperledger framework of Blockchain technology that has the potential to store traceability related information. Then TechVariable built a system to store the information regarding the profiles of farmers, their location, contact numbers, the variety of crops they cultivate, cooperatives profile, warehouse location, etc. A simple and easy to use dashboard to access, read, and manage the information stored in the system was built which would be further protected by a powerful authentication system. Along with that, an e-commerce portal to sell the products directly to the customers was also prepared. Finally, an Android App for Farmers (used by Field Officer) was created so that they can easily access the system directly from their cell phones regarding the entry of the crops harvested.

A simple and easy to use dashboard to access, read, and manage the information stored in the system was built which would be further protected by a powerful authentication system. Along with that, an e-commerce portal to sell the products directly to the customers was also prepared. Finally, an Android App for Farmers (used by Field Officer) was created so that they can easily access the system directly from their cell phones regarding the entry of the crops harvested.