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1 Agricultural Information Systems Design and development of ifarma: a farm management application for mobile devices

2 Why farm management? Farm operations are becoming more and more business oriented Farms become bigger High investments Different type of resources High competition in the market Pressure for protecting the environment Cultivation protocols and certified products September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd2 ?

3 Farm management int. approach September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd3

4 ICT & Agriculture September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd4

5 ifarma design & development Literature and study of international market Design of DB Integrating algorithms Choosing development platform Code development GUI development Pilot phase September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd5

6 ifarma development pilot phase September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd6 8 farmers from different areas Different cultivations Different farm size (17 ha – 120ha) Orchard & arable crops Pilot phase duration of 6 months ifarma & Tablet 7

7 ifarma technical specifications The ifarma is a Native application for mobile devices The main advantages are: –Full portability –Data are stored on internet with cloud technology –Ability to record Positioning (GPS) –Display properties in the device map –Use of camera –Automatic data synchronization –No internet connection is required* September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd7

8 Main construction of ifarma Determine the farm business Planning all farm activities Financial analysis September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd8

9 Determine the farm business 1.Land parcels 2.Farm constructions 3.Machines 4.Staff 5.Data bases September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd

10 September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd10 Determine the land parcels Farms land parcels and cultivations Detail data according to national identification system Land parcels on map Measuring of parcel perimeter and area Photos

11 September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd11 Determine farm machines and staff Farm machines –Type & serial number –Cost –Service,etc –Photos Staff –Family –Employ –Subcontractor

12 Data bases – auto updated September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd12 Pesticides –Substance –Crop disease –Available in storage –Expiration day –Manufacturer –Days after application for harvesting Fertilizers –Type –Available in storage –Transactions

13 Planning & Management September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd Inputs 2.Standard tasks 3.Standard group of tasks 4.Farm business plan 5.Follow & implement the scheduled plan

14 Standard cultivation tasks Standard tasks Standard tasks for different crops Inputs per task (labour, machines, pesticides, etc) Standard cost and average efficiency per input and per task Automated creation of task schedule September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd14

15 Standard cultivation tasks Standard tasks Standard tasks for different crops Inputs per task (labour, machines, pesticides, etc) Standard cost and average efficiency per input and per task Automated creation of task schedule September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd15

16 Standard cultivation tasks Standard tasks Standard tasks for different crops Inputs per task (labour, machines, pesticides, etc) Standard cost and average efficiency per input and per task Automated creation of task schedule September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd16

17 Farm business plan New crop Creation of farm plan per crop for each parcel Auto creation of daily to do list Following a cultivation protocol for certification (Agrocert, GlobalGAP) Economic analysis Cost analysis per input factor and per crop Figures September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd17

18 Following to do list Task list per crop, parcel, input factor Record of all tasks Cost per input factor and sum cost Record of pesticides and fertilizers use Total implementation of all tasks (fast record) September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd18

19 Diary Daily Weekly Monthly Alerts and notifications (payments, machine service, etc) Fast creation of new task on the calendar Task record on field September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd19

20 Economics September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd Economic budget 2.Warehouse inventories 3.Sales revenue 4.Expenses 5.Balance

21 Financial monitoring Full financial monitoring Transactions (rents, purchases, expenses, income, depreciation, etc.) Centralized and detailed picture of transactions by type Archive (suppliers - customers – banks, etc) Reports per transactor Possibility of preparing and monitoring budgets September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd21

22 Preferences - settings September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd Personal data 2.Farms 3.Cultivation periods 4.Data bases i.Backup ii.Recover backup iii.Synchronize DB iv.Initialization of DB 5.Disconnection

23 Main advantages of using ifarma Overview of whole farm business Recording assets and liabilities of the company Logging operations and inputs Finance control and cost control Income Expenditure Markets - Stocks Services and fees Cash flows Increase the productivity and efficiency Good Agricultural Practices standards Programs programming Calendars - Reminders Improve my decisions Economic analysis and cost analysis per crop and input Better communicatio n with the consultant - agronomist Historic data for all activities and financial results Put added value in the products Logging operations and inspection check rates participation in management and certification. Keeping Time allowed reintroduction before harvest Traceability level lot for yield New markets September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd23

24 September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd24 Future applications based on ifarma 1.Development of web version of ifarma 2.Development of a certification software for farm groups and consultants power by ifarma 3.Development an application for livestock farmers 4.Translation of ifarma to other languages

25 Everybody is welcome to download and use ifarma September '13ifarma - Agrostis Ltd25


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