Modules

The Farmer Management Modules currently consist of four interlocking modules that farmers and supply chain partners can pick from and add to. These modules integrate into existing data capture and analysis systems as required, and come with complete training materials and guidance on getting set up.

The modules can be used as stand-alone systems, or they can be integrated as the basis for an easy to use, low cost monitoring management system. Follow the link on the title of each module below to go to the relevant module, or follow the link in the navigation bar.

The four modules are:

1) Pest and Disease Management:

Helping farmers to collect and use accurate and re-traceable data that can be integrated into current scouting methods. This allows farmers to identify and respond to pest and disease issues more rapidly and efficiently.

Impact: reduced crop loss; better environmental protection; improved social license.

2) Input Management:

Helping farmers to track and monitor inputs (agrochemicals and water) and report on any related standards or certifications. This module can inform input-based credit systems or form the basis for a complex crop calendar.

Impacts: Increased productivity; lower production costs.

3) Mapping:

Giving farmers the skills to map fields, mark out key infrastructure and start the process of formal entitlement. Mapping also provides a format to manage and visualize any other data collected or held.

Impacts: Improved land management processes; stronger social license and cooperation.

4) Identification:

Biometric systems for rapid and reliable identification of individuals at meetings, weighbridges and during payment processes. Improves the governance of farmer associations and facilitates better social license to operate for millers.

Impacts: Improved outgrower governance; reduced corruption and dispute; potential accountability to the farmer level.