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  • Writer's pictureGeorgina Knock

The road to a sustainable supply chain

Smart supply management technology reduces waste and carbon emissions and also improves the bottom line for supplier groups.

Agriculture's digital revolution has the potential to benefit both businesses and the planet, with sustainability quickly becoming a priority in the industry. The race is on to create a more efficient food production system that can provide us with nutritious, affordable produce while having a neutral or positive impact on the environment. By embracing the latest technology, fresh produce companies can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, minimise waste and make data-driven decisions that will help grow their business.

Smart farm management technology is already helping growers to improve yield and quality. Analysis of operational data across the supply chain helps producer groups to reduce food waste, cut down on unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions and minimise the use of pesticides and water during production.

The greatest insights come from an integrated approach to supply management. When agronomic, inventory and procurement data can be aggregated and analysed as one central ‘source of truth', growers, procurement and commercial teams can all make better decisions with a joined-up view of predicted supply vs current demand.

With additional data-driven insights, Supplier Groups can review and streamline their operations to meet their sustainability targets. Smart management supply software enables them to:

  • Reduce travel by monitoring crops remotely – lowering carbon emissions.

  • Capture data at the source – share it, analyse it and use it to make smarter decisions

  • Optimise yield and quality – reducing the chance of rejected crops and thereby reducing waste

  • Optimise pesticide use through recommended pest and disease models

  • Remove paper from the supply chain – this doesn’t just save trees, it improves accuracy throughout the distribution process

KisanHub solves problems in the fresh produce industry with a supply management platform capable of collecting, standardising and aggregating crop data. We support our customers with better data, reducing waste and production costs and minimising rejections at the packhouse. From seed to sale, KisanHub’s supply management platform helps to connect people with the data they need in order to meet their sustainability targets.

Modules include:

Monitor Satellite imagery and weather reports enable Supplier Groups and their Growers to reduce field visits by car, and even by air travel.

Inventories Manage stock more efficiently to avoid fresh produce going out of date - resulting in less waste. Intuitive dashboards provide full visibility on what to move out first, and what’s coming in next.

Quality Compare test results compared against quality thresholds for a wide range of customers; find a market for all grades of fresh produce and avoid waste.


KisanHub is paperless from end to end. Paperless Load Passports digitally transfer load details and contract information to ERP systems at the Packhouse.

KisanHub is committed to serving the food supply chain with a shared mission to build solutions to feed a population of 9 billion by 2050. No more spreadsheets, no more guesswork - just fast access to the latest supply chain data for smarter decision-making. With complex supply and procurement data in one place, it’s possible to streamline supply chains to reduce waste, lower carbon emissions and enjoy more commercial opportunities with greater predictability of quality, yield, and delivery schedules.


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