Case studies

E Sagu : IT based Personalized Agricultural Extension System

THE INDUSTRY

e-Governance

THE CUSTOMER

IIIT – International Institute of Information Technology
 

THE SITUATION

Indian farming community is in crisis and facing a multitude of problems for increasing the efficiency of crop production. One of the reasons is that expert/scientific advice regarding crop cultivation is not reaching farming community in a timely manner. Due to several reasons the current agricultural extension system in India is unable to deliver the advice to the farming community in an efficient manner. Without having access to credible advice, the farmers are following unscientific cultivation practices mostly guided by pesticide vendors. As a result, the farmers (majority of them are illiterate) are applying wrong, untimely, unnecessary, and excessive pesticides and fertilizers. The net result is very devastating for farmers, environment, and public health. 
In this situation, by exploiting advances in Information Technology, the client is making efforts to develop an IT-based personalized agriculture extension system (eSagu) to improve agricultural productivity by disseminating a fresh expert agricultural advice to the farmers, both in a timely and personalized manner.

THE CHALLENGE

Identifying the system resources, gathering the complete requirements at a national level, analyzing the requirements, visual modeling, representing the system through a common language and pictorial representation for all technical and non technical stakeholders during the course of development is the biggest challenge.

THE APPROACH

Malloc adopted use case analysis, documented each use case with pre condition, work flow, alternate flow, post condition, navigation, represented each flow with use case diagram, sequential diagram, collaboration diagram, state chart and class diagrams. Technical Architecture document is compiled and J2EE technologies is suggested to the client.

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