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FarmSense

When launched, FarmSense will help farmers increase yield and productivity by providing them with essential insights to help them make data-driven decisions about their farms.

FarmSense will leverage sensor technology, extensive crop databases and artificial intelligence to provide farmers with personalized information about their farms.

Low productivity is costing farmers a lot of money….

In Sub-Saharan Africa where 33million smallholder farmers produce 80% of all food, agricultural productivity is very low and farmers are poor.

Sensors and modern tech can help farmers make data-driven decisions to increase productivity and reduce costs. However, its adoption is limited due to the high cost of these technologies and the unavailability of internet and power on farms leading to lots of guesswork in farming and resulting in low productivity for the farmer.

Here’s where FarmSense comes in. FarmSense (currently in development) will be a low-cost soil monitoring solution which helps smallholder farmers increase yield and productivity by providing them with essential insights to help them make data-driven decisions about their farms.

FarmSense consists of both hardware and a cloud platform. The hardware soil probe contains sensors which collect important soil data including nutrients. The data collected is analyzed and cross-referenced against an extensive database of plant and soil data on our cloud platform.

The user receives highly personalized recommendations and predictive insights via SMS or phone calls in local languages helping even the most non-tech-savvy farmer make guided, data-driven decisions which increase productivity while reducing costs of farming.

 

FarmSense is currently in the 2019 GIST Tech-I Semi-finals.

Your vote can bring FarmSense to life.

 

FarmSense has advanced to the 2019 GIST Tech-I Semifinals. 

GIST Tech-I is an annual competition that challenges aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs in 132 emerging economies to pitch their ideas or startups to experts and the general public. 

Out of over 500 applicants, we’re one of 80 innovators to qualify for the semi-finals.

Only the top twenty-four will advance to the finals and compete for seed capital prizes at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Bahrain, April 15-18, 2019.

Your vote can bring FarmSense to life.

Watch the FarmSense Video 

Watch the video to see how FarmSense will help farmers increase productivity.