Agritech: CropIn joins European Carbon + Farming Coalition to decarbonise European food system

Bengaluru based firm CropIn on Tuesday announced that it has joined the newly formed European Carbon + Farming Coalition, an initiative by the World Economic Forum to achieve carbon neutrality goals of the European Green Deal.

With agriculture said to be responsible for 10% of the global greenhouse gas emission in Europe, CropIn hopes to take a farmer-centric approach to tackle the problem. The company will come up with climate-smart agriculture practices, identifying roadblocks to adoption, and designing solutions with economic, practical and ecological benefits to the farmers, CropIn said in a statement.

“Digital and data-driven platforms are key enablers to bring in large-scale transformation by engaging with all stakeholders. CropIn is excited to be a part of the European Carbon + Farming Coalition,” CropIn CEO Krishna Kumar said.

The company, he said, could contribute to accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon world by leveraging on the decade-long experience of working in 52 countries. “We have been able to map the agriculture knowledge graph which will be put to use.”

The coalition plans to develop financial tools to empower farmers in managing transition risk and recommend the right set of farmer incentives. Reducing damage to the soil is another area that technology-driven farm management is looking at.

The coalition that has partners including the World Economic Forum, BASF, European Conservation Agriculture Federation, Hero Group will work towards decarbonising the European food systems while maximising benefits such as soil health and farmer resilience.

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