FARMERP, THE DIGITAL AGRICULTURE PARTNERS OF NEHAD AGRONOMY SERVICES JOINS HANDS WITH THE GLOBAL G.A.P.
FarmERP, the Technology partners of renowned Omani Agribusiness, Nehad Agronomy, joins hands with The Global G.A.P., becoming the first Indian member of this renowned worldwide organization that is a trademark, along with being a set of standards for Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.) across the world.
To connect farmers to markets where they can sell their safe and sustainable agricultural products by developing and implementing farm assurance systems that are based on facts and recognized across the supply chain, the Global Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P) was founded in the year 1997 in Europe. Over the next ten years, the process spread throughout the European continent and beyond. Driven by the impacts of Globalization, a growing number of producers and retailers around the world joined in, gaining the organization’s global significance. GLOBAL G.A.P. today is the world’s leading Farm Assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practices in a rapidly growing list of countries – currently more than 135.
With similar core values, FarmERP has taken a step and joined Global G.A.P as an associate member. The four pillars of FarmERP link closely to GLOBAL G.A.P.’s objective of enabling safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. FarmERP’s four pillars are:
- Sustainable Agriculture – helping agribusinesses reduce their carbon footprint and bolster their productivity without degrading the environment and ensuring enough and more natural resources available for future generations.
- Climate Resilience – assisting agribusinesses with intelligent climate-related insights (climate-smart advisory), and reducing uncertainty surrounding climate conditions, hence making their agricultural practices resilient.
- Food Safety – supporting agribusinesses in providing top-quality produce through advanced, high-tech features for quality control.
- Traceability – ensuring complete transparency throughout the entire agricultural value chain from the source of produce, farming practices, post-production, and packaging & transportation processes.
Speaking about their work in The Gulf, Mr. Santosh Shinde, COO and Co-founder of FarmERP said, “FarmERP has been a dedicated partner of Nehad Agronomy since 2011. We are their digital agronomy partners and aid in enhancing their productivity and offerings.”
Nehad Agronomy Services LLC (NAS), popularly known as Al Raja Farms present in Al Suwaiq in Oman have multiple farms, one of the biggest ones spanning through 1400 acres of land. Their multi-locational farms (open field crops) and greenhouse crops were mapped completely–FarmERP studied the land infrastructure and the crop infrastructure, along with their packhouses. after the crop infrastructure mapping was complete, they could progressively provide NAS with a schedule of ‘good agricultural practices’, or a ‘package of practices’ to be carried out on the fields.
FarmERP also supports Nehad Agronomy services with water security. Water scarcity is one of the foremost and most prevalent problems faced by individuals in the Middle East. FarmERP’s technology enables NAS to understand their requirements of water for each plot, on a day-to-day basis.
The pandemic has brought the issue of food safety to light. Consumers have become wary of purchasing products that are not from their trusted vendors. By joining hands in becoming an associate member of Global G.A.P, FarmERP aims at serving and reaching out to more farmers and consumers, helping them to achieve better yields and profits more predictably, while also maintaining safe and sustainable agricultural practices, for the benefit of both, consumers, as well as farmers.