By Vijay J. | 31 January 2020
Managing and engaging stakeholders across the entire supply chain of the agriculture industry is emerging as a crucial factor equally for farmers as well as packers and distributors. Active participants in the agricultural supply chain are voicing their need for farm management systems that can successfully implement a stakeholder management protocol. With the agriculture industry rapidly moving towards smart technological integration across most of its value chain, the implementation of tech-driven stakeholder management tools in various farm management systems is expected to emerge as a popular trend in the industry, in the coming future.
A mounting number of challenges such as climate change, high food quality standards, and increasing need for making agriculture sustainable, is making supply chain management a taxing process for the entire agriculture landscape. Most stakeholders are resorting to technologically advanced tools, such as farm management software, to deal with these problems. However, there is one more factor, managing which is creating another challenge for the agriculture industry, and it is stakeholder management.
With the recent advancements in technologies, various farm management systems that can enable growers, farmers, as well as exporters to implement stakeholder management frameworks. Such features in farm management systems are mainly focused as meeting the need of end users to prioritize stakeholders throughout the supply chain and make important decisions related to investments and incentives.
All the other industries are taking help of high-tech tools for various transactions and decisions for processes that do not influence business directly, such as stakeholder management, and leading agribusinesses, especially in the fresh fruits & vegetables space, are jumping the bandwagon.
This is triggering various AgriTech engineers to introduce stakeholder management tools in farm management software for fresh fruit & vegetable businesses, which can enable end users to make more informed business decisions in the agriculture industry.
The supply chain of the agriculture industry involved many stakeholders apart from farmers, packers, and distributors such as supermarkets and grocery stores. Various other key stakeholders such as agricultural research organizations, financial institutions, governmental agriculture departments, private sector farmers, and NGOs and donor organizations also make an integral part of the agriculture industry.
While the agriculture industry across the world is making active efforts to implement sustainable agriculture techniques, managing and evaluating stakeholder participation throughout the value chain is also becoming an important aspect for reducing climate risks in agriculture. Furthermore, stakeholder management protocols in farm management systems are also proving to be useful in implementing sustainable agriculture practices throughout the entire value chain.
In addition to sustainability, climate resilience is another important aspect that is now linked with stakeholder management, as it promotes enhancements in technical feasibility and investment planning based on smart insights on weather predictions. With the help of an advanced stakeholder management protocol, prioritization and investment planning can be implemented across the agricultural supply chain that can be synced with weather forecast. This is ultimately enabling farmers, growers, packers, as well as distributors in the fresh fruit & vegetable industry to carry out climate-smart agricultural activities.
With the help of FarmERP, a large number of agribusinesses have successfully implemented stakeholder management as well as customer relationship management protocols to bolster their productivity and profitability. Through its state-of-the-art technological features, FarmERP is emerging as the most trusted farm management platform for stakeholders in the entire supply chain in the agriculture industry and fresh fruit & vegetable landscape.