Providing right time, right volume irrigation
Half the world's population is forecasted to live in water stressed areas by 2030. Agriculture uses 70% of global fresh water consumption with 60% reported to be wasted. A prime contributor is inefficient irrigation. Globally, farmers face the same daily question - are my crops being watered effectively?
Under or over irrigation negatively impacts the crop, environment and, therefore, the farmers. Both can lead to reduction in crop yield and potentially crop failure. Over irrigation, a large problem in India, leads to water waste, chemical run-off damaging ecosystems and increased carbon emissions due to excess pumping.
Farm-Hand works to improve and scale precision irrigation not just to combat water scarcity, an ever growing threat to humanity, but also to boost livelihoods and crop production.
Water-Hand provides right time, right volume Evapotranspiration based irrigation schedules to aid farmers in their irrigation practices. Our schedules take into consideration local weather, crop characteristic, field specific parameters and use satellite insights. Schedules are updated for the crop cycle on a daily basis to reflect daily changes. As we do not utilise sensors, our solution is affordable and scalable.
Importantly, we know that each farm is different and we learn from the farmers to make the schedules more bespoke for new and existing users. We partner with the agri-ecosystem to make Water-Hand accessible everywhere immediately!
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WATER-HAND IOT SYSTEM
Water-Hand powered automatic precision irrigation IoT system is sold alongside an easy-to-use Farmer App and solenoid valves in India. Water-Hand right time, right volume irrigation schedules are received daily and can be edited via the Farmer App. A web dashboard is available for in-depth irrigation insights.
Water-Hand IoT System can work through power issues and utilises the farmers feedback via the app to learn from the farmer.
Water-Hand irrigation scheduling is also provided as advisory or integrated into other control hardware. We have a simple API protocol to receive field level information at the start of a crop cycle and provide irrigation schedules.
Water-Hand API Advisory
Water-Hand API is provided as advisory to 3rd party farmer apps and farm management dashboards. We support farming organisations in sharing Irrigation schedules to farmers via SMS or WhatsApp.
Water-Hand API IOT Integration
Water-Hand API is also provided to 3rd party irrigation controllers or internet-of-things enabled pumping systems to provide intelligent control. Farm-Hand works with other IoT companies at a bespoke basis to integrate the easy-to-use Farmer App as a ready interface for the farmer.
30% INCREASE IN YIELD
60% REDUCTION IN ENERGY CONSUMPTION
60% REDUCTION IN WATER CONSUMPTION
20% REDUCTION IN LABOUR PER CROP CYCLE*
*Only applicable for Water-Hand powered IoT systems due to labour savings from automation.