e-Agri-Map – mapping tool for decision making
e-Agri-Map - is a geographic information system that is created primarily to fill in some important gaps in the data needed for analysis related to economic indicators of agriculture, land degradation, food security, research agricultural systems, nutrient residues and the impact of climate change.
By transforming a large amount of primary data into an accessible, convenient and interactive web and mobile format, the agricultural map will provide users with information for deciding on the production, delivery, sale and export of a particular product. The system will contain information in the form of tables, graphs and maps, and also allow you to make queries based on crops and regions.
|Neksigol Group (Neksigol Navovar is responsible for software development and Neksigol Mushovir is for technical backstopping on the agronomic part) and AgroInformAsia LTD
|Consortium of partners
|Country / Territory
|Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation (only one province for testing)
|Capacity development and empowerment; Governance (Regulatory frameworks)
|Plant health and production; Livestock, animal health and production; Beekeeping; Food processing; Soil management
The agricultural map is intended for collecting, accumulating, storing, analysing and providing data on crop production, sown areas, crop yields, soil fertility indicators, as well as agricultural enterprises and communication routes for export and import. It is expected that this useful information for featuring agricultural production will be added to the map database step by step. Currently, information about the production of 35 types of agricultural products at the district level since 2012 is accumulated in the map database.
By transforming a large amount of primary data into an accessible, user-friendly and interactive web format, the agricultural map assists users in making the right decisions for investment, planning production and processing of products, and organizing effective harvest.
The tool was developed in 2014 by the consortium of Neksigol and AgroInformAsia with the technical guidance of UNDP under the "Aid for Trade in Central Asia" project.
|Digital (online) platforms (forums, communities, portals); GPS; GIS
The agricultural map is a web-based platform which presents information in the form of tables, graphs and maps, as well as allows queries based on common parameters such as crops, regions, etc. The tool allows downloading of selected map layers, graphs, tables, etc. GPS are used to find the exact locations of processing companies, storage facilities, greenhouses, agro-shops, etc. and the collected data is recorded on to map by GIS software.
The maps are available in Tajik, Kyrgyz, Russian and English languages.
|Smallholder farms; Medium-size farms; Large-size farms; Private sector (other businesses); Civil society organizations (NGOs, local action groups); Research institutions or academic organizations; Public sector
The tool facilitates the interaction of various actors in the agricultural value chain through access to decision-making information and contact information.
Farmer and other businesses involved in planning agricultural production, can analyse and determine trends in the production of a particular crop at the level of the district, region, or country and decide on the cultivation of this crop in the current year.
|Open source; Fully free; Advertising
|Business model description
|The web-based platform and the Android mobile app are open sources and map data are available for free. Although, two types of in-app advertising are implemented in the web-based platform, that is Google Ads and its own module for displaying ads about seeds, crop protection products, fertilizers etc. from specific advertisers. The costs are 10$/monthly or 50$/yearly.
The Tajikistan map data need to be updated on crop production, sown areas, crop yields, soil fertility indicators, as well as agricultural enterprises and communication routes for export and import.
With limited access to the internet and low level of digital literacy, use of the map by farmers for decision-making remains inaccessible.
|Food Value Chain stage
|Production; Post-harvest handling and aggregation; Processing; Distribution (wholesale and retail)
e-Agri-Map is created to fill the important data gaps needed for analysis related to agricultural economics, land degradation, food security, research on farming systems, nutrient residues and the impact of climate change.
More than 500 specialists from different countries use the tool to solve their tasks monthly.
|SDG 1: No poverty; SDG 2: Zero Hunger; SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth; SDG 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure; SDG 15: Life on land