Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
INEZA SMART FARMING App
Explain your idea in details:
INEZA SMART FARMING is a mobile Application developed to empower small farmers in rural areas. The App provides instructive information on how to monitor and regulate the PH and moisture levels of your farm. It also provides rain forecast information, market prices and other essential farming tips. Under an affordable subscription fee , farmers receive an easy to use soil tester, access solar powered water pump services in case of late raining seasons or dry seasons.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Our main target is rural area small farmers in East African countries, mainly Burundi. For a country like Burundi with a population approaching 12 million of which 90% of live of agriculture and 88% live in rural areas, there is no doubt how crucial the agricultural sector is to the social -economic development of the country.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The App offers 3 main services: 1. PH & moisture monitoring of the farm using instructive information provided via the App and a soil tester 2. Market prices and rain forecast information, 3. A solar powered water pump service to fight dry seasons and delayed rain seasons The services will be accessible through a yearly subscription fee. This will assist in assuring the sustainability of the service. We are also planning to collaborate with a partner in disease discovering and monitoring to improve the health of plants for farmers.
Born in 1991, I graduated with an Engineering degree in telecommunications & networks and currently completing a masters degree in IT. I have 7 years of experience in graphic designing and 5 years in web development.