Regenerative Agriculture Stack Architecture (RASA)

RASA - Regenerative Agriculture Stack Architecture

The bedrock of Sustainable farming is to acknowledge the integral relationship between the soil, water, plants, crops, atmosphere, animal kingdom (of which the apex animal is the human being) and the policies associated with managing them. Efficient management of the complex relationship is vital to any form of agriculture. Sustainable practices take a “holistic” approach to manage this relationship. Indian traditional knowledge in agriculture are time tested historical variations of the themes of sustainable agriculture and the associated values of the food it generates. Sustainable practices are very site specific. Thus the knowledge associated with it is rich and diverse. The traditional knowledge carried forward by our farmers are time tested historical variations of the themes of sustainable agriculture and the associated values of the food it generates.

Regenerative agriculture or regenerative farming is a farming technique that is both productive and sustainable; farming that does no harm. But, more than that, this is farming that rebuilds soils, landscapes, communities and practices that are sustainable. Regenerative Agriculture does not refer to any particular alternative farming system.

The “Regenerative Agriculture Stack Architecture” (RASA) from IIT-M PTF, is an open, transparent, and independent platform that centers around the “Knowledge Bank” of sustainable practices. This platform serves as a single stop to “Create, synergize, accumulate and disseminate knowledge” using the “Artefacts of DeepAgri Tech” and enable the exchange through bespoke and open A.P.I.s that utilize agriculturally-specific data sets.


For more details contact :

K.S.Venkataraghavan

Senior Project Advisor, CSE Department, IIT Madras
Pro-bono technical consultant and mentor, RASA
ksvr@cse.iitm.ac.in