Website that provides different tools to manage crops using Geographical Information Systems.
6th Grain is an agricultural analysis platform that takes farmer-provided data and combines it with remote sensing and weather forecasting to provide farmers with advice to maximize yield and minimize inputs.
The manufacturer headquarters are in different parts around the world: USA, India, Russia and Mauritania.
NGOs, businesses or governments that support large and small scale farmers
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work (Mobile Internet, SMS, voice, Fixed Internet, Wi-Fi, etc)
Device(s) type required for the product/service to work. (smartphone ,feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify])
Mobile data coverage required for the product/service to work (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, broadband, dial-up, other [specify])
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work. Some apps/services can work offline (If No [specify] or Other [specify])
Usage rate for the app/voice-SMS service – to be determined if the manufacturers are willing to share this number.
Device features required for the product/service to work. (Bluethooth, Wifi, camera, IVR, GPS, Accelerometers/Motion sensors, physiologic biosensors, biometric identifiers, SIM, Memory card (e.g microSD), other [specify])
Is the product/service able to receive and send back information to the user?
Support according to the literacy level required from the user. If no, the user is intended to be literate
Operating System required and Software version ((Android, IOs, Windows, or other [specify]))
Power supply required for the product/service to work. (Uninterrupted power supply (UPS), ocassional power supply [minimum time required], other)e
Specify the application that serves the improvement of food system’s outcome (Connection to market, Supply chain information, Education on farming practices, Weather information, Localization information, etc)
The platform uses the tool FieldFocus, an app that allow farmers to digitize the fields and get information about crop health and weather patterns. Using remote sensing and specific crops and variety information, the user can send recommendations and alerts that help to improve yields and troubleshoot problems. Some specific functionalities include:
– Digitize fields
– Remote sensing imagery
– Weather forecast
The goal of 6th Grain is to track agricultural activities to assist in crop management strategies, identify market challenges, increase the efficiency of inputs (water, pesticides, fertilizers) and provide customized support to farmers.
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