- "As a trader on Wall Street, I had all the data in the world to make informed decisions, whereas in agriculture, farm managers can't tell you why they are using one fertilizer versus another.
- "There's this idea of agriculture not making money in India; there is money to be made but precision agriculture is required," he tells AgFunderNews.
- In an effort to bring more data to Indian farmers and inform their decision making, Rao started by deploying drones.
- With these insights in mind, Rao pivoted and founded TartanSense, to build small land-based robots for small farms (and smallholder farmers), initially focused on pesticide application.
- "I want to democratize this technology that farmers in developed markets are starting to experience and make it affordable for smallholder farmers across emerging markets," says Rao.
How TartanSense is Building Small Robots for Small Farms in India - AgFunderNews
11 April 2019 11:20 AM GMT