Krishi Tools is collection of online application that can be used in agricultural operation. It is an approach that combines the knowledge of ICT and agriculture to support students, farmers, agriculture professionals, researchers, and other stakeholders related with agriculture.
Agricultural knowledge has been the theoretical rather than practical approach. During the academic programs, agriculture students have to learn about various scientific tools like fertilizer calculation, seed rate calculation, pesticide application and dilution, live weight estimation of farm animals etc. But, those numeric tools hardly get applied practically.
Krishi Tools, a collections of large number of agricultural applications, vision to deliver all the academic resources and practices practically to farmers level and support students using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Computer software used to be questioned mostly due to its deliverability, but Krishi Tools being online software has great enrichment and simplified interface for usability. Krishi Tools commenced its applications like fertilizer calculator, seed rate calculator, pesticide application and dilution, live weight estimation of farm animals, soil texture finder on the online platform.
Krishi tools is the online platform, accessible for everyone at any time. These applications can be used by the researchers, students, professors and farmers for research activities and commercial cultivation. Reducing the gap between the farmers and agricultural knowledge source can optimize the inputs and maximize the production. It promptly gives the requirement of fertilizer, pesticide, seed rate and so more. It provides the linkage, a way to utilize the practical knowledge learnt in university to the farmer level.
Krishi tools, an innovative technology, a linkage of agriculture and ICT, is in the verge of development. Generating ideas about other tools are still on the way that can be efficiently used in the days to come. ICT development in agriculture is really challenging but challenge sparks the innovation. Slowly but steadily Krishi tools certainly will bring some change in agricultural development of Nepal.