Essential info:Entrant: PEAT
Type of organisation: Start-up
Annually, 30% of worldwide yields are lost due to plant diseases and pests. Climate change, shifts in crop cultivation and mutating diseases are posing new threats to farmers while the identification of plant damages is still expert knowledge. Plantix is a mobile crop diagnostic App for farmers and gardeners. Just by taking a picture, users receive a diagnosis and related management options on their smartphone. Plantix uses image recognition and self-learning algorithms to attend farmers all around the globe. Currently Plantix™ database is adapted to Germany, Brazil and India – serving over 60,000 users. We propose to adapt Plantix to the needs of Nepalese farmers and to develop a new feature: A built-in Crop Calendar will not only accompany farmers with their problems, but help farmers prevent yield losses, organize their field practice and fertilization through growing stage-based advice and early warnings.