ESDS Software Solution has associated with ICAR - Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research (DOGR), Pune (ICAR- DOGR), an institute of repute that focuses on merging innovation with entrepreneurship in Agriculture. The association has been formed to aid farmers with a Decision Support System for guidance and management of onions and garlic.
ESDS’ innovative digital agro platform ‘Famrut’ assists the farmers to extract high yield & thereby income from their land by linking them with appropriate stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem. Through Famrut, ESDS aims to provide farming solutions to farmers across the nation.
ESDS’ association with ICAR enables a strong Decision Supports System for farmers that will help them in varietal selection, pest and disease management, and nutrition management for onion and garlic. It will also provide advisory support system, and market support system. Additionally, it will have an onion and garlic knowledge portal with technology repository and a registration platform for the onion and garlic stakeholders like farmers, farmer producer organizations, exporters and private organizations.
Sharing his views on the association, Kishore Shah, head – SPOCHUB (an initiative by ESDS Software Solution Ltd), said, "This association will be the best suit for every onion and garlic producer as it will connect the farmers with a government organization that is dedicated to their wellbeing through an easy-to-use medium. ICAR- DOGR services offered through Famrut will help simplify the farmers' jobs in their field with a solid research-based, and data-driven Decision Support System.
R. B. Kale, officer-in-charge at ICAR - Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research (DOGR), expressed his thoughts, “Development of online platforms in collaboration of ICAR-DOGR & ESDS will help to connect the organization with millions of farmers. It will additionally prosper our vision to promote the overall growth of onion and garlic in terms of enhancement of quality production, export, and processing.”