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How this Chennai-based startup uses artificial intelligence to impact the lives of aqua farmers in India by Roshni Balaji May 14,2019   |  Source: Your Story

Arul Prakash has been practicing aqua culture at Chidambaram, about 250 km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, for over a year. However, he had to bear a considerable amount of loss since many of his shrimp died after being infected with disease.

“Identifying the exact cause of death in aquatic animals is extremely difficult. Most of the times it has to do with the quality of feed and the water in which they are cultivated. One minor miscalculation with regard to these factors is enough to affect profitability. The FarmMOJO mobile application came as a saviour. Not only did it have an in-built disease prediction model but also an advisory system to improve efficiency,” he tells YourStory.

India is the second largest producer of fisheries and aquaculture with the yield going up to 4.21 million tonnes in 2012-13 as per the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). More than 16.4 million people across the coastal regions of the country depend on aqua farming for their livelihood, according to a report published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Only one in four farmers earns a substantial income to support themselves and their families. This can be attributed to the low penetration of technology in this industry.

Aqua Connect, a Chennai-based


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Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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