DIGITAL FOOD SYSTEMS EVIDENCE CLEARING HOUSE
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EasyHarvest is an application available on web and mobile platforms, that assists the timely procurement of machinery services to meet the need of rice farmers.
Inefficient scheduling and the utilization of the wrong type of machinery results in high operational costs, large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, and crop losses. In addition, the timely procurement of machinery services to meet the need of rice farmers is difficult – scheduling for combine harvesters, in particular, becomes a challenge. EasyHarvest is an application available on web and mobile platforms, that addresses these existing constraints to provide better access to harvester services, leading to an improved rice value chain, higher overall income for farmers and contractors, increased sustainability of rice production, reduction of hazardous labor and the increase in smart farming practices. In the pipeline is the integration of multiple data sources that may further aid the smart decision making of stakeholders, such as the use of local data to assist with logistics planning, drone/GIS technology for assessment of environmental impact, and linkages to other smart-farming applications like IRRI’s Rice Crop Manager.
Estimated number of active users:
- At inception: 3
- At time of last report: 12
Evidence of impact
N/A yet, but potentially reduce 5-10% of postharvest losses