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IBM gets 'The Weather Company' going to empower farmers during lockdown

Firm's 'operations dashboard' works as a meteorologist-in-a-box to provide weather data insights

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Coronavirus | IBM

Peerzada Abrar  |  Bengaluru 

Operational Dashboard capturing – past and future climate on the travel path which will help plan logistics better on a given route
Operational Dashboard capturing – past and future climate on the travel path which will help plan logistics better on a given route

With the restriction in the movement of transport vehicles and closing of mandis (market places) to contain the spread of Covid-19, farmers and agriculture technology companies are facing a huge challenge. The supply chain operations of many agtech firms have been disrupted due to the lockdown. This is also the season when farmers were gearing up to harvest Rabi crops such as peas, wheat, mustard, sesame and barley. Apart from logistical challenges, the weather also plays a key role in enabling a smooth flow of crops from farms to consumers.

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First Published: Tue, April 21 2020. 18:04 IST
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