Youfarm is a new disruptive agricultural concept where a farmer need not have to invest in his farm. Instead he can earn and farm for those who invest in his farm. Youfarm is a technology lead innovative social enterprise project, conceived to avert 1000s of farmers committing suicide every year by helping them consistent income. It is also designed to enable large scale technology intervention in traditional farming model. Youfarm provides social gaming interface that allows remote social farming by the amateur urban farming enthusiasts in villages in vicinity. Rural farmers earn regular income by letting out their unused land and by charging for their consultation.
Farmers suicides has become a big challenge to the government of our country. Both state and central governments are finding it tough to find any solution for growing number of suicide rate. It has become a major reason for social unrest in the rural India.
Farming populations in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States also have the highest rates of suicide of any industry and points to economic stress and uncertainties. more>>
In India, majority of the farmers have no money to invest on the agriculture. Instead they borrow money for farming activities which is a vicious circle. Once he becomes debt ridden, he left with no option other than taking an extreme step. The farmers suicide rate in India has ranged between 1.4 to 1.8 per 100,000 total population, over a 10-year period through 2005. It was reported in 2014, 5000 farmers committed suicide in India alone, because they were in debt. Farmers not only killing themselves but also unfortunately influencing their loved ones to end their lives too. This issue is a huge loss to our country and also it’s a matter of shame on our parts that we are not taking any step further to save those poor lives.
You farm is designed to promote social farming. With increased social responsibility, this model naturally cultivates the organic farming habits for healthy living.
Quality of food is depressed by using chemical fertilizers and pesticides to improve the quantity, also spread through the environment, seriously damaging other living things with which we share this Planet. Our massive use of pesticides seems to be addictive. The more we use the pesticides, the more we seem to need them. more>>
Each year farmers use 2 million tons of chemicals worldwide for farming. Pesticides are manufactured from petroleum, to kill insects that destroy the crops. Those pesticides seem essential for preventing serious crop losses, but there are equally serious questions about how much we really benefit from their use. After all, pesticides are poisons. They can contaminate our food, endangering our health in ways that we are not even aware of.
It is a Win-Win formula for Farmers and Farm Investors.
In You Farm module, farmer need not invest on farming but will get assured income from his farm land. You Farm will play the role of facilitator between both farmers and agri investors whose primary occupation/ income from other sectors.
Under this You Farm concept, company will select farmers with genuine land and other facilities in specified areas. These farmers farm on behalf of the investors identified by the You Farm. Farmers need not invest for farming. Instead they work on behalf of the investors. Youfarm will be useful for the city based amature farming enthusiastic families who lack know how and land to start farming.
|Virtual farming experience that lets them experience farm.||End consumer will be benefited by healthy organic farming.|
|Create huge employment in every corner of the globe without risks.||Benefit and demand in the commerce market for organic farming.|
|End consumer will be benefited by healthy organic farming.||Create huge employment in every corner of the globe without risks.|
Social online gaming interface that takes user input for real farming on ground
Solar powered remote sensor based and cloud connected tracking system that allows real time monitoring of crops & weather
Uses the urban virtual farming enthusiasm to solve the problem of farmers
Enables large scale technology adoption in agriculture
Encourages social farming v/s corporate style farming
Improves the lobbying power of rural communities by urban enthusiasts in agriculture
Online gaming users interested in Farming related games 45 million and growing. Online farm based game has 40 million monthly active users around the globe as an indication of farming enthusiasm among the online communities
World’s total rural population is 47.7 %. In India, Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and about 70% of the population is engaged in this activity.
Agricultural land covers 37.7% of overall world’s land area. Data from World Bank shows that around 60.3 % of India's land area is agricultural land.
Nearly 70 per cent of the India’s population lives in rural areas where, for the first time since independence, the overall growth rate of population has sharply declined, according to the latest Census. Of the 121 crore Indians, 83.3 crore live in rural areas while 37.7 crore stay in urban areas.
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