Microsoft is empowering farmers in India to grow more with the help of machine learning and data analytics

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In collaboration with International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Andhra Pradesh government, Microsoft India has developed a new mobile application for farmers. This application advises farmers on the best time to sow crops depending on weather conditions, soil and other indicators. This app will also act as a personalised village advisory dashboard for Andhra Pradesh.

The Sowing App and Personalized Village Advisory Dashboard are developed to provide powerful cloud-based predictive analytics to empower farmers with crucial information and insights to help reduce crop failures and increase yield, in turn, reducing stress and generating better income. The application predicts the best time for sowing crops in India by taking into account factors that define a healthy crop yield.

This application and service is developed using Cortana Intelligence Suite, Machine learning, Data Analytics & Power BI.