My name is Sanny Gaddafi, 35, from Bekasi, Indonesia. I’m a Cofounder and CTO of PT. 8villages Indonesia: a company that develops education tools for people in rural areas.
8villages is an Indonesian start-up that focuses on delivering information and simplifying the agricultural value chain. It has been working with the universities, government, and other organizations to deliver best practices to farmers and answer farmers’ questions.
The 8villages’ platform created originally via SMS and is now best delivered via Android devices. 8villages would thus prefer to deliver this project to Android. If the farmers do not have an Android device then the project can be delivered on SMS but it is thus much more costly.
I want to develop an android application to help in the identification of pests and diseases that can enable the user (agricultural extension workers and farmers) to identify pests and diseases that attack rice, corn and soybean.
The user can insert the problem of the crop using android application, and then the application will give the information on how to solve it. Meanwhile, the data that has been inserted by the user will be sent to the Cloud server for research in the future.
My company develops education tools for farmers using an android application, the problem-solving requires an actual expert standing by to answer the question that coming from the user.
I want to create another app that can give the answer automatically to the user but the application still continues to adapt based on the users’ input.
Pest attacks on crops of rice, corn and soybeans cause yield losses of 30 % and lead to a decrease in income and welfare for farmers of Indonesia. With the application that guides the farmer their welfare will be increased by 30%.
My team and I will develop an android application and will use the funds to introduce the application to extension workers and people in rural areas.
Also will create a partnership with experts in the university to analyse the data that we receive and grow the content more.
I have already have managed to secure funding from an NGO to develop the initial content about pest and disease problem-solving for rice paddies.
The success factor in this project is the user that uses the application, and the data that we collect from the user input. I’m aim to aiming to have 1,000 users using the application, with at least 500 data sources from the ground every month.
The USD 5,000 is for:
- Developing the application (2 months)
- Training the extension workers and farmers (3 months)
- Profiling pests and diseases in certain areas
- Development threshold control over pests and diseases so that farmers avoid losses
- Training for trainers
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