Fyllo and Orchardly Join Hands to Revolutionize Apple Farming in the Valley

Apple is commercially the most important temperate fruit and is fourth among the most widely produced fruits in the world after banana, orange and grape.

India's share in the total world apple production is merely 2.05 per cent. Only around 1.6% of the country's production gets exported.

India’s Apple industry worth is around 1.5 B USD and there is a huge untapped potential in terms of improving the quality and quantity of produce. Shifting to new varieties, high density cultivation method, adopting new irrigation methods and technology in decision making can be some of they way to increase the market share of Indian Apple and increasing farmers’ income too.

Orchardly has been working with over 10000 farmers helping them from high density orchards setup, agronomy, quality inputs to post harvest services. They have decades of experience of working with Apple farmers and been themselves growers.

With the mission statement “Let us make better orchards together,” Orchardly has offered agronomy solutions to the valley’s apple farmers, including spray advisories and comprehensive integrated nutrition management guidance through their mobile app.

Fyllo is a Bangalore based precision agriculture company and been working with 5000+ farmers in crops like Grapes, Pomegranate, Citrus, Banana etc. to help farmers take on farm decisions using real time farm data and agronomy models. The early prediction models covering each stage of the crops have been able to reduce the input cost by 30% and increase the per acre produce by over 25%. Fyllo has saved over 10 billion Litres of water.

The joint work includes providing smart IoT devices and precise growing advisory to apple farmers based on this data. Two companies also plan to extend hi-tech and full stack apple farming solutions to the growers.

We import around USD 260 M worth of apple. While we export almost negligible amount. Our partnership with Orchardly is a strong step towards helping the Indian growers produce best quality apple and take the same to world. Orchardly’s deep understanding of the crop, agronomy services and strong supply chain hold will definitely help us achieve the goal.” said Sudhanshu Rai and Sumit, Directors at Fyllo.

Adding to this, Mr. Uzair, Director at Orchardly said, “World is moving towards sustainable farming and it is very important for us to reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Use of precision agriculture in our orchards will help us to bring down the inputs atleast by 30% and thereby reducing the residue levels on our fruits and make them ready for international market. 

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