A young Puerto Rican farmer and entrepreneur for farmers has created a digital tool called Abacrop, which helps farmers maintain crop traceability and records for compliance with federal and local entities, and competes at the U.S. level as Puerto Rico’s only agricultural technology project (AGTech).
According to its creator, Cindy Cruz, founder of Agropek, Abacrop was born out of Agropek’s need in its operation to be more scalable, efficient and to face the present with technology and innovation.
Abacrop is a cloud software that captures, manages and manages data and information about the daily operation and adapts to all possible models of small agricultural businesses.
The software that can be used from a mobile device or a tablet computer manages the daily life of the crop, from sowing and growing seeds to their collection and distribution.
“The attacks of hurricanes, Irma and Maria, and now the pandemic, have shown us that in order to survive these emergencies before, agricultural companies need to run their operations more efficiently and know how to act right away. With Abacrop, we advance the documentation, (which used to be done manually). previously), and now we can learn what is happening on the farm remotely and in real time and make fast and profitable decisions that promote better use of available resources,” said Cindy Cross.
In order to continue to diversify the digital tool, The young businesswoman entered a US-wide competition.
Their program was selected as a finalist in the Pen Fed Foundation Ignition Challenge, powered by the Purefy Business Competition.
Abacrop is the only project in Puerto Rico and the only one in agriculture.
“We compete with projects that are likely to reach audiences in all 50 US states and their territories. However, we have remained in the top spot thanks to the votes of all Puerto Ricans, farmers, and organizations like CUD who have supported us,” said the businesswoman.
In order for the young businesswoman to reach the first place in this competition and continue to expand the functionality of this platform and thus reach more farmers, she needs the help of the people of Puerto Rico, where the first three winners will be chosen by public votes.
Citizens inside and outside Puerto Rico can vote for the Abac ropde project for Puerto Rican youth by accessing the following link for the contest: veip.penfedfoundation.org.
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