Israeli ScanTask sets out to speed up the upcoming agricultural revolution
26 October, 2016
explosion The agri-tech startup develops a cloud based agronomic management system, hoping to boost the use of modern technologies and data by farmers. The failure to adopt existing technologies by farmers causes annual losses of billions of dollars
The agri-tech startup develops a cloud based agronomic management system, hoping to boost the use of modern technologies and data by farmers. The failure to adopt existing technologies by farmers causes annual losses of billions of dollars
Israeli agri-tech startup ScanTask develops a flexible and integrative agronomic management system, which makes Precision Agronomy and agriculture technologies immediately accessible to world farmers. The company will demonstrate its management system during the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in London on November 2-3, 2016.
According to the Israeli startup, low use of field data, agriculture technologies and precision agronomy methods are the Achilles heel of agronomic management. “With annual losses of hundreds of billions of dollars, agriculture can easily earn the title ‘The Largest Unsupervised Production Factory,'” says ScanTask’s co-founder and CEO Israel Fraier. “The reason is not the lack of data or smart technologies, but the fact that agriculture managers will hardly use existing technologies, unless they become easily accessible, and save the need to deal with multiple technical systems.” Fraier added: “ScanTask’s participation at the London summit is a part of our mission to prove that using AgriTask world farmers can benefit right now from Precision Agronomy and advanced agriculture technologies, without the anxiety and high cost of managing multiple technological systems.”
AgriTask is a configurable turn-key system, capable of optimizing the crops growth processes and answering the agronomic and management needs of diverse agriculture players. The system’s configurability empowers growers to start using Precision Agronomy without changing their work habits. ScanTask has even created a special Android language for enabling it. According to ScanTask, AgriTask helps users address crop risks preemptively, secure and increase yield, improve work efficiency and generate direct-cost savings on inputs of 18% and up to 40%. The system, is already operating in Israel, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Kenya and Thailand, at more than 30 market players with over 1,000 farmers.
Scantask’s cloud based platform translates agronomic best practices into simple work protocols, which helps farmers to maximize crop yields and to comply with safety and export regulations. By absorbing and integrating multiple agronomic technologies, AgriTask creates a Farmers Intelligence Ecosystem, which correlates between various data layers of ground data, aerial images, forecast data, and activities that are performed or planned for the specific crop. These data are combined with existing agro-knowledge for the specific crop, enabling the platform to provide customized decision support for the various agriculture players.
Apart from being able to provide control and decision support to all gamut of agriculture players, AgriTask also aggregates huge amounts on invaluable real time data on crops and influencing factors worldwide, highly important for modeling and predicting yields, for estimating supply of agro-commodities.
Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, ScanTask is led by its CEO and co-founder Israel Fraier. The company is now raising capital for rapidly expanding AgriTask globally, and for absorbing and integrating new agriculture technologies and farm systems into AgriTask’s features.