Repository of over 125 crop-specific Package of Practices will be available on WayCool’s Outgrow App
Chennai based WayCool Foods, India’s leading food and agri-tech platform has entered into a collaborative partnership with the esteemed University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot (UHS-B) to create awareness and support farmers to implement Package of Practices (POPs). Harnessing the tech prowess of WayCool, the recently inked MoU will bring together a rich repository of 125+ Crop specific PoPs under one platform – Outgrow App, making it easier for farmers to access the information at their fingertips.
The MoU also establishes scope for installing Outgrow’s AI-based weather stations at the grape orchard of UHS-B under the National Agricultural Higher Education Program where collaborative research and training programmes will be conducted. Students of the University will also benefit from live demonstrations at Waycool’s ‘Outgrow Agricultural Research Station’ (OARS) – a model farm located near Hosur, Tamil Nadu for research purposes.
In addition to this, the partnership also aims to nurture the future talent pool in the agriculture sector by offering internship opportunities. As part of the MoU, students will also be offered training and Certification Programme for Outgrow Crop Advisors and Outgrow Network Partners.
Commenting on the partnership, Sendhil Kumar, Head Outgrow & Farmer Engagement – Waycool said “UHS-B has built a large body of work that will benefit the farming community in a big way. Through this collaborative partnership, we want to bring in our technology edge and make the information accessible to farmers at the touch of a button. Our AI based engagement platform, Outgrow has the existing tech infrastructure and we want to further enhance it with the addition of this PoP digitization. I am confident that this move will benefit many farmers and help them make better crop decisions, making agriculture profitable and sustainable.”
Adding to this, Dr T B Allolli , The Registrar, University of Horticulture Sciences, Bagalkot, said “We are thrilled that our institutions’ rich work in the PoP space will now be available to all farmers across the state and country, making it easy to access for them. Our students also get a great opportunity to work with some of the best minds in the industry through this MoU and get hands-on experience.”