The SourceTrace Difference

SourceTrace Systems specializes in software solutions for developing economies with a primary focus on sustainable agriculture and empowerment of smallholder farmers. SourceTrace farmer centric solutions help manage the agriculture value chain all the way to the last mile to enable smallholder farmers participate in global markets. SourceTrace solutions are scalable from small co-operatives, farmer producer companies to large agribusiness corporations and government agencies working in the sustainable development sector.

SourceTrace solutions provide complete visibility from field to market and tracks the value chain at the source – even in remote, low bandwidth environments. eService Everywhere (ESE™) helps to capture all interactions at the touchpoints of the smallholder farmers at the field level for enhanced traceability and improved accountability of the value chain.

SourceTrace Systems ESE™ platform sets the industry standard for mobile applications in remote and low-bandwidth environments by successfully deploying in three continents. Real time information allows management to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs and contributes to “smart” agriculture and incentivizes farmer organizations to embrace technology and increase their production.

Features

FARMER/PRODUCER ENROLLMENT

  • Name, Age, place, registration type,Family details, complete address, I.D and Photo with in built GPS system
  • Land holding details, with additional lands can also be captured with GPS coordinates
  • Additional details like literacy level, contact details
    Bank information
  • Source of other Income, Irrigation type

FARM ENROLLMENT

  • Complete farm information with its GPS coordinates and photo
  • Total land, cultivable land and the crop land for the season
  • Land ownership details
  • Soil type, pH, Texture, Soil EC
  • Land gradient, Fencing, Irrigation source

GEO PLOTTING OF FARM AREA

  • Exact area measurement using Geo location
  • Plotting of farm area, with in built GPS systems
  • Route mapping, distance calculation
  • Mapping Cultivable area with GPS systems
  • Harvest and yield mapping
  • Crop Area Mapping

CROP MONITORING

  • Monitoring real time information at the field level
  • Regular and periodic observation for pest & disease crop stage activities, package of practices
  • Monitoring irrigation, fertigation and other input application
  • Validate reports with photographs & GPS

INPUTS DISTRIBUTION

  • Manage and track the distribution of inputs such as seedlings , fertilizers, pesticides
  • Exclusive tracking of input distributed through field staff and or other local partners
  • Financial management of distributed products against their harvest produce
  • Managing quantity or quality rejections of inputs and replacement mechanism

e-Traceability

  • At the time of procurement a unique ID is generated which identifies the Farmer of the produce and links it with all the Farmer Centric data, like certifications, farming practices, and other relevant information likes GPS co-ordinates
  • Labels generated with identification of the farmer, farm, crop up to the farm level
  • Upstream traceability is unique for each Farmer Organization and SourceTrace ESE™ platform has the flexibility to adapt to each scenario

Advisory Services

  • Voice and Text Based services
  • Disseminate all information about management to the field staff and farmers
  • Automation of voice and text based communication
  • Crop specific agricultural information delivered to the mobile of the farmers.
  • Weather specific information generated through ESE™ solution
  • Messaging details about meeting and other information related to the field activities
  • Farmer can share his observation using voice messaging, which the farm management can listen and act accordingly

HARVEST PLANNING

  • Yield estimation of field, cluster, village and planning harvest strategy
  • Estimated volume of produce
  • Produce deliveries above normal limits can be easily spotted in real time with ESE™ platform
  • Forecasting of yield
  • Transplanting, sowing and nursery stages co-related with harvest plan
  • Pre-harvest information collection
  • Post-harvest information like actual yield, grade, quantity dispatched
  • Accounting farmer produce and farmer payment

Procurement

  • Efficient purchase of agriculture produce in the field or at collection point
  • Procured produce is automatically added to receiving station stock
  • Full traceability established using the lot numbers and batch numbers during procurement
    transactions recorded and transmitted in real-time, digital + printed receipt ensures reliability
  • Quality, Quantity, and Price are captured and associated to the Farmer
  • Payment process can be automated and expedite

Certification (ICS)

  • Certification Internal Control System enables Farmer Organizations to create and maintain a digital Internal Control System (ICS) to support Internal Audit and certification process
  • Ready to use certification templates for Fairtrade, Organic & UTZ
  • Farm area calculation and geo-referenced data to comply with the latest UTZ and other standards
  • Collect data directly from the field saving time and increasing data integrity
  • Geo referenced data and pictures of the farm for source traceability
  • Keep track of certification premiums

ACTIVITY CALENDAR

  • The optimum utilization of any resource with high degree of output lies with timely implementing scheduled operations.
  • Activity calender feature helps to monitor the activities
  • Planing harvesting, sowing , transplanting and other field activities
  • Seasonal calendar feature aids the project, monitoring done effectively
  • The feature give indication of input requirement, logistics need and other information

FIELD STAFF MANAGEMENT

  • Monitoring field staff activity in real time
  • Authentication of field records sent by field staff using his GPS coordinates at the time of sending the report
  • Reports validation at real time
  • Tracking of field staff activities using GPS
  • Accountability of the field staff in the project management can be validated

SOCIO ECONOMIC SURVEY

  • Recording real time survey of the various farm/social activities cab ne recorded using user friendly application
  • The dynamic report generated on daily/weekly/monthly basis could be delivered to the concerned recipients automatically
  • If there is any non-conformities observed, suitable mechanism to address the issue could be evolved.
  • Corrective action plan reporting for all society inclusive projects

DASHBOARD & REPORTS

  • Real time information of project can be viewed in pictorial representation like graphs, charts
  • Farmer/beneficiary location across different locations, states can be viewed using the map
  • Customizable dashboard
  • All kinds of reports like distribution, sowing, monitoring, irrigation, fertilizer, chemical usage, harvest, transport, social activities, achievements and improvements can be generated
  • Customizable reports based on project management need

Testimonials

SourceTrace eServices EverywhereTM (ESETM) Monitoring & Evaluation system plays an important role to link information from cocoa farmers, farms (including GPS maps) and the communities. It also facilitates Cargill’s internal learning and allows us to know what cocoa farmer needs are and respond to those accordingly.

Ywe Franken
Program Manager, Sustainable Cocoa – Cargill

SourceTrace innovative approach allowed us to keep track of productivity levels down to Palm Tree level using mobile scale and GPS mapping. Now we have precision agriculture like data of our Palm Oil plots which allow us to do more efficient fertilization and operations management.

Jose Urgelles
Plantation Manager, DAPASA, Costa Rica

Our partner INDONG based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo integrated the work force and production capacities of thousands of isolated smallholder farmers in rural communities into an integrated agri-value chain network using SourceTrace ESE™ software.

We now have a centrally managed agri-value chain, with near real-time visibility on transactions and traceability to allow fact based decision process.

Cyrille O. Lungudi
CEO Pixel & Byte, Canada and DRC

SourceTrace solutions brought new possibilities for e-traceability by developing its robust software platform for agriculture and allied industries. USAID-AIN project implemented by WorldFish is proud to introduce e-traceability on a pilot scale into Bangladesh using STS solutions. We are looking forward to scale up e-traceability in cooperation with others for wider implementation in the shrimp sector

Keus, Hendrik Jan
Chief of Party, USAID Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) project, WorldFish Center, Bangladesh

We partnered with SourceTrace Systems to digitize our farmer information. We are now able to access the farmer information anytime, anywhere.

Deepak Pandey
CEO – SUVIDHA

SourceTrace Systems ESETM Agri solution ensures traceability and empowerment of smallholder farmers through digitization of information and enabling remote transactions in the fields.

Meghraj D. Sapate
CEO – Vasundhara Agri-Horti Producer Company Ltd

Thanks to the expertise and guidance of SourceTrace Systems for enabling us to build visibility, transparency and efficiency in our field operations.

Shashank Kumar
Co-Founder – Farms & Farmers

SourceTrace Systems ESETM Certification module not only helps us to digitize the certification process and get real time information but also gives the complete status and consolidated information of the projects undergoing certification.

Narayana Upadhyaya
Director – Aditi Organic Certification Pvt Ltd

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