ankur is a seed selection and recommendation application. Rural entrepreneurs use ankur to help farmers with better seed selection to achieve increased productivity. This application analyses the season and farmer's land condition and prescribes the best seed.

ankur offers knowledge based and customized information to the farmers on:

  • Crop, soil type and season based seed selection

  • Recommended practices for seed preparation and planting

  • Local sources of recommended seeds offering competitive prices

Features of ankur include:

  • Enabling ease of selection and procurement of quality seeds from reliable sources

  • Avoiding mistakes and guesswork in seed selection and use

  • Maximizing seed germination for better productivity

Seed Selection is an important area, where farmers in developing countries are continuously struggling. Even if the farmers are able to obtain the correct nutrient levels present in their soil and apply fertilizers accordingly, crop yield will still be poor as a result of the seed of the crop not being suitable for the region and land type.

ankur has been developed to address this issue, by assessing the nutrient content in the land, along with region and crop type, to recommend the best seeds for the specific crop to the farmer and increase the productivity of his land.
What is ankur?


How it works?

How it works

What is the hardware requirement?

Hardware compatibility

What’s the price?


How and who do I order it from?

Send an email to with the contact information. You will be contacted either by e-mail or phone.

Does ankur need internet access? 

Internet in required to access a central database. Product is designed with low bandwidth in mind in many of the remote sites.

What kind of post purchase support do you offer?

In order to minimize our product costs we will provide support through email and/or community based online forums.
Email or skype based support is available for initial installation and limited training.

Can I operate ankur without internet support?

A standalone version is available for PCs/laptops, but is not a long term strategy for us. The internet connectivity is ideal for access to a central database for updates on crops and soil parameters.

Is ankur zone specific? 

Crops and soil macro nutrients requirement vary regionally.  Software allows region specific parameters to be configured prior to deployment.

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