Nitin Gadkari, Cabinet Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India, announced the MoU signing ceremony between innovative dairy technology company MoooFarm, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and Government of Maharashtra in Nagpur.
The collaboration is announced for Governments’ ongoing Vidarbha Marathwada Dairy Development project (VMDDP) to bring ICT in dairy and boost NDDB’s Ration Balancing program through MoooFarm’s Whitetech approach.
MoooFarm’s WhiteTech Revolution aims to technologize the dairy farming industry by relying on big data analytics to provide solutions for productivity and uniformity in cattle rearing and milk production.
This technology captures farm and cattle specific data including breed, diseases, vaccination, yield and critical events such as successful calving and heat symptoms. Smallholder dairy farmers have access to e-learning videos that are linked to cattle specific alerts thereby helping farmers at each step of their dairy and cattle management.
Speaking on the occasion Nitin Gadkari said, Anoop Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries, Government of Maharashtra Param Singh, Founder & Chairman, MoooFarm, said, MoooFarm recently has also won Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence for Earth grant and is developing a camera-enabled Mastitis detection feature using Machine learning.
MoooFarm has developed the facial recognition feature to identify cattle using the mobile camera built in the app which can be a game-changer in cattle identification. It has tested the facial-recognition model with 95.7 % accuracy and are now aiming at achieving 100% accuracy.
This also reduces the risk of insurance fraud and gives more incentive to the farmers as well as the insurance companies to partake in cattle insurance. This technology also received an award from the World Bank in global InsureTech Challenge.
MoooFarm aspires to engage a large network of youth of India as it’s Village Level Entrepreneurs to provide training to the farmers on cattle nutrition, digital literacy, and agrarian skills to improve the overall quality and quantity of the milk produced and thus the incomes of the farmers. Their focus on the last-mile extension of transfer of technology and on digital and agrarian literacy is rooted in their belief. It also has plans to integrate Artificial Insemination workers so that no heat opportunity is missed across the geographies it operates thereby providing reliable services to Dairy farmers and help them increase their milk productivity and income and reducing costs.
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