One of the major challenges in the present Indian agricultural scenario is to bridge the gaps that exist between farmer’ needs and suppliers (including input dealers, farm machinery rental providers, market intermediaries and information sources such as extension workers and agricultural scientists). RTBI aims to harness the present day ICT platforms and use them innovatively, to build sustainable tools that will help effectively bridge these gaps.
RTBI is leveraging the reach, experience and support of many organizations to deliver the same.
- Delivered on the sanctioned partnership with Department of Agriculture, Government of Tamil Nadu, to relay agricultural advisory voice messages to farmers through the State of Tamil Nadu.
- The ongoing Indo-UK Advanced Technologies Centre (IU-ATC) project, provides a fantastic platform for RTBI to carry out collaborative research on innovative solutions for farmers.
- The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu has been an esteemed knowledge partner, and Uniphore Software Systems Chennai, Tamil Nadu (RTBI’s incubatee) a long-time ally in exploring, building and deploying commercial mobility and voice solutions in the initiatives.