We have a system that we have trained to be a plant doctor capable of allowing the farmer to qualitatively know which specific mineral nutrient is missing, which disease is afflicting his crop and it can also be used to detect soil pH. Whether acidic or not.
We want to put the system online but it requires our own and personal server, a thing we are working on. So if we got the kind of server we intend to get, thousands if not millions of farmers will benefit from our system, especially the inexperienced farmers. Imagine knowing what kind of disease is afflicting say your tomatoes and getting suggestions on the best solutions there are!
You won't need an app installation. You chrome or firefox or whatever browser will do just fine. It will be able to carry out diagnosis on both saved pictures and those taken by the camera for those with smart phones.
Consequently, the system will be able to map the mineral nutrient distribution in your garden. Su... Read more
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Our latest interview with the Toolbox on WeatherSafe Coffee plans and ambitions in Rwanda and beyond
UK based startup, WeatherSafe, has created an app that
harnesses data from satellite technology in order to give coffee farmers in
Rwanda a better idea of how to care for their crops. The marketing and sales
director of WeatherSafe, Francesco Liucci, gave The Toolbox Magazine the inside scoop on
this blossoming company.
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Read the full blog by Marleen Brouwer (CDI Wageningen) on the website of PPPLab.