India prepares for Aussie-developed AI grain assessment tool

ARTIFICIAL Intelligence (AI) assessment technology developed by Australian agtech startup GoMicro will soon be trialled for assessing grain in farmer-producer organisations in India.
India prepares for Aussie-developed AI grain assessment tool India prepares for Aussie-developed AI grain assessment tool India prepares for Aussie-developed AI grain assessment tool India prepares for Aussie-developed AI grain assessment tool India prepares for Aussie-developed AI grain assessment tool

GoMicro's AI-powered assessment App can be used on lentils and wheat. Image courtesy GoMicro.

Staff writer

An Indian agriculture research organisation, the Council of Agricultural Research and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute have selected business Grain Analyser to bring GoMicro's phone-based AI grain quality assessment to 20 farmer organisations nationwide.

India's agricultural exports reached USD $50 billion in the last financial year. India's wheat exports grew at 387 per cent in the April-June period of 2022 compared to the previous year and GoMicro says AI grain quality assessment is expected to boost India's global quality ranking in the export market.

India has historically relied on subjective grain quality assessments, often leaving farmers vulnerable to buyer-driven pricing. The Indian Government is committed to modernising the assessment system to ensure equitable pricing for farmers through various initiatives to support the digitising of the grain industry.

GoMicro's patent-pending imaging technology, capable of accurately assessing grain quality, is now deploying an App capable of assessing grain quality using only a smartphone. It can now be used for quality control in wheat, lentils, soy, and coffee.

"We are in the business of democratising Quality Assessment, turning grain into tradable digital assets," said Dr Sivam Krish, chief executive officer and founder of GoMicro, which has clients in Indonesia, the European Union and the United States.

GoMicro's AI assessment solution has been used by PB Agrifood in Australia to assess soy quality for more than a year.

Amanpreet Singh, CEO of Grain Analyser, underscored the importance of utilising AI for assessment, stating: "AI assessment will level the playing field, ensuring fair pricing and making it challenging for buyers to exploit sellers."

In addition to lentils and wheat, GoMicro AI Apps can assess the quality of corn and coffee.

A pre-release version that has been a year in the making is currently being tested by various players in the grain industry.

The pre-release version is currently limited to counting defects and the release version will be free to use. A paid version will have weight estimations, and with the developments in place to standardise quality control with AI Assessment by the Grain Traders Association of Australia, an AI Assessment framework is expected to be in place soon.

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