Malur, Karnataka, 29th August 2022: Working with over one Lakh farmers in South India, Outgrow, an AI based farmer engagement and real-time advisory platform from WayCool Foods today announced the winners of the prestigious Outgrow Kisan Pragati Awards 2022. Established with an aim to identify best practices in the space of agriculture and farming, the award was conferred upon nine farmers from across the state of Karnataka under three categories viz. Farming Innovations, Natural Farming Initiatives and Women Agri-Entrepreneurs.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Sendhil Kumar, Head Outgrow & Farmer Engagement said “The Indian agriculture sector has witnessed many innovations led by technology in the recent years that have greatly benefited the ecosystem as a whole. WayCool has been at the forefront of leading this change and Outgrow is one of our platforms that works on ground along with farmers, shoulder-to-shoulder ensuring that they build a profitable and a sustainable future. While we work with a vast expanse of farmer network there are still many hidden innovations that need its due recognition. Kisan Pragati Awards was established with a motto of bringing to light such wonderful practices and also become a peer-to-peer learning platform that will help other farmers adopt similar practices in the space of natural and regenerative farming. I congratulate all the winners and we will work with them to further spread their innovations to benefit many more farmers across India.”
The call for nomination process received over 500 applications from which the winners were selected by a distinguished panel of Jury comprising Dr. Raghavendra Mesta (University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot and Dr. Y.N. Shivalingaiah Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore.
The winners of Kisan Pragati Awards 2022 from Karnataka are –
- Mr. Ramakanth Ramachandra Hegde
- Mr. Dilip
- Mr. Nanjuda Swamy
Natural Farming Initiatives:
- Mr. Dayananda Murthy
- Mr. Anil Balanja
- Ms. Dhareppa Kittur
- Ms. Kavitha Umashankar MIshra
- Ms. Mangala K Nilagunda
- Ms. Swaroopa Rani