NEW METHODOLOGIES WITH THE LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY
With the burden of rising costs and the drop in market-related incomes, many farmers are seeking new technological advances in an attempt to manage the resources available to them. Whilst many farmers are still hesitant about branching out of the traditional management styles, many of our clients have taken the leap towards new-age thinking methodologies; using the best of what is available with low cost implications.
Renewable energy sources are of a growing concern, more so now than ever with climatic changes aggressively impacting resource availability. With the focus of irrigation in mind, effective and efficient irrigation scheduling is paramount in achieving excellent market valued products with higher turnovers and lower costs. Farming is not just a practical methodology; it is a science.
Many farmers cling to the research that has been tried and tested, yet these rudimentary forms of natural manipulation prove to be fruitless when they are not paired with the correct insights. Yes, they can be implemented and maintained, but at what cost? The industry has grown in leaps and bounds with new technical advances at the forefront, yet many of the advances are either too expensive or inaccessible to the average farmer.
We believe in empowering our clients. It is not what we sell, but why we sell it. Sixteen years ago when DFM Software Solutions was founded, the need for accurate scheduling and management was there. But only a small handful of farmers were prepared to change their mind sets and take the risk. Sixteen years later, farmers have changed the way they think. And it all started with the perfect soil to air ratio. Optimizing the root development whilst minimizing the irrigation is what all our clients strive to achieve; and the results speak for themselves. Higher yields with lower cost implications are what we are achieving, not just locally but internationally. The concept in itself is a simple one: make an informed decision.
We provide the tools for our clients to determine where the shortfalls are in their management styles whether it is in irrigation, labour or farming practices. These tools however, come at a price. Not a financial one, but a mental one. Some farmers are caught up in the hype of new commercial ideologies, but when tried and tested, they fail to see the results. This is because the service sold to them in essence is good in theory, but the practical application thereof is exposed to an array of unforeseen problems because of a lack of knowledge, foresight and preparation from the dealers’ side. Consequently, when the implications are far-reaching and the damage has been done, we have seen that Farmers shy away from the unknown and fall back into their comfort zones: they stick to what they know. We differ on this perspective though. The farmer is an authoritarian figure who has the experience and knowledge to strive as an entrepreneur. But what puts others at the forefront of this pack? The ability to recognise when change is inevitable. And the change is here already.
We are seeing a steady increase in international enquiries that are responding to the trends South African farmers are initiating in their own right. Taking control of their businesses, farmers are now making better informed decisions based on the data available to them at their fingertips. We merely provide the tools for you to be able to do this.
With the results we have achieved and seen first-hand, we can confidently say that we are making a positive impact on the Farming Sector and that we are empowering our clients with the knowledge they need. There exists many a problem in our sector, for which we have found the majority of the solutions needed. But we don’t just stop there. We refine these solutions taking into account the latest research ideologies, technologies and more importantly, the cost implications.
Change can be scary, but it can also be rewarding. We see this on a daily basis. If you are ready to take the leap and embrace the trends, give us a call. Your optimization after all, is our priority.