Plantation Solution

SourceTrace Systems offers customized mobile application solutions for developing countries with primary focus on Sustainable Agriculture and allied sectors:

The SourceTrace ESE™ Plantation solution tracks the flow of goods from the source to the central processing facilities even in the world’s most remote areas. Data collected on mobile devices can instantly feed sophisticated, powerful flow-of-goods analytics that lets your company respond to the market instantly.

Benefits of SourceTrace ESE™ Plantation solution

  • Visibility of operations and supply chain
  • Covers crops like, Tea, coffee, Rubber, Oil Palm, and other important crops
  • Transparency in operation
  • Ensure source e-Traceability
  • Real-time business intelligence
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Internal Control Systems
  • Better resource management
  • Mapping of crop areas,
  • Effective management of pest and disease
  • Fruit weight, bunch size, and other attributes can be measured effectively.

ESE™ Plantations Solution modules

The SourceTrace ESE™ Plantations solution is designed specifically for your market and business processes. The core modules of Plantations solution are:

Farmer & Plantation Enrollment

The Farmer Enrollment module enables capture of information directly from farmers and plantation crops.

  • Provides a unified and up-to-date plantation and farmers database
  • GPS technology and photos for plantation areas.
  • Captures the profile of the plantation areas, along with farmers details.

Oil Palm Plantation

  • Track Harvesting Operations
  • Gather bunch size & Map bug traps
  • Soil and leaf chemical analysis mapping
  • Improve fertilizer utilization in zones judiciously
  • Better visibility of activities and productivity,
  • Internal Control Systems for (RSPO)
  • Automation of Bunch Weight captures using SourceTrace ESE™ Solution
  • Yield Map

Oil Palm Crop Monitoring

Oil Palm Crop Monitoring module is the perfect way to record field visits allowing to capture photos and notes on each visit.

  • Gather bunch size: register the size of the bunch and map its location to get a productivity map for Oil Palm
  • Gather exact weight of palm bunch: using a portable Bluetooth digital scale palm harvesters can weigh in palm bunches at the bottom of the palm tree where they harvested. This information is linked with GPS coordinates to provide highly accurate productivity maps.
  • Attach visit notes to the farmer profile
  • Track technical assistance staff activities
  • Record GPS and photos on each visit
  • Keep notes on crop evolution
  • Map bug traps: map the location of bug traps and relate the information with the productivity map

Input Distribution

Input Distribution module enables the efficient distribution of inputs such as Fertilizers, Seeds, Pesticides and other inputs.

  • Warehouse-to-Farm traceability of inputs
  • Transactions recorded at the source & transmitted in real time
  • Monitor stocks in remote warehouses, improve processes and prevent leakages
  • Type, Quantity and Price of the inputs are recorded
  • Soil and leaf chemical analysis mapping: map the location of soil and leaf samples and load the results, so you can understand better the underlying soil structure and plant deficiencies and cross reference the information with the productivity map
  • Improve fertilizer utilization in zones which requires the most
  • Have better visibility of activities and productivity, and make efficient use of resources

e-Traceability

  • Farm-to-Fork traceability of produce
  • At the time of enrollment process, farmers, farms, profiles, along with plantation crop practices are recorded. A unique ID is generated which identifies the source (Farmer) of the produce and links it with all the Farmer Centric data, like certifications, farming practices, and other information like GPS co-ordinates
  • Upstream traceability is unique for each supply chain but SourceTrace ESE™ platform has the flexibility to adapt to many different scenarios

Procurement and Payment

Procurement and Payment module enables the efficient purchase of agricultural produce.

  • Transactions recorded at the source & transmitted in real time
  • Quality, quantity and price are recorded
  • Shorter payment cycles to smallholder farmers
  • Calculate the production cost
  • Farmer account management

Harvest Planning & Product Transfer

  • Yield estimation of field, cluster, village and planning harvest strategy
  • Pre-harvest information collection
  • Post-harvest information like actual yield, grade, quantity dispatched etc.
  • Visibility of remote stocks and in-transit produce
  • Accountability between remote gathering points and central processing facilities
  • Transport vehicle tracking including driver information
  • Multiple product tracking in same vehicle
  • Inventory tracking
  • built-in GPS tracking software Tracks when and where the workers started to work in the plantation, for how long and see the full path inside the plantation.

Certification (ICS)

Certification module enables the digitization of Internal Control System (ICS) to support Internal inspection, farmers training and certification process.

  • Collect Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) internal audit data directly in the field using the mobile application
  • All data is stored in a central database for reporting and analysis
  • Easiest way to follow up on non conformities and action plans
  • Mobile application includes farm area calculation and perimeter mapping using built in mobile GPS
  • Evidence capture through photos and GPS location

Advisory services

Voice and Text Based services

  • Disseminate all information about management to the field staff
  • 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.

Built in real time Analytics

Access to insightful business reports on a single farmer level or at a group, regional or global level of:

  • Farmers profile data and account status
  • Input distribution transactions
  • Procurement transactions
  • Produce and Inputs transport
  • Certification Status
  • Farm monitoring activities
  • Plantation Crop Stage monitoring

Farmer Data Management

Access to the Farmer Enrollment data and update the information using the Web application.

  • Create and update farmer profiles in the database
  • Keep up-to-date the information about family group, farms and crops
  • Visualize farms location on a digital map

Executive Dashboard

The Executive Dashboard present real time information of key business indicators in graphical charts.

  • Analyze the current progress and compare it against previous information and expected volumes
  • Create, enable and disable devices and manage Field Staffs using a centralized Web application
  • Manage the ESE TM application from a central location and publish updates over-the-air
  • Customize analytic reports based on requirements

Digital Mapping

  • Farm location
  • Crop area
  • Nearby farms
  • Field staff tracking
  • Traceability
  • Visualize geo referenced transactions and data to get a completely new view of the business.