Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
The purpose of AgriBot,Agriculture Robot is to help the farmers in hot countries like UAE for agricultural purposes. It is designed to minimize the labor of farmers in addition to increasing the speed and accuracy of the work. It performs the elementary functions involved in farming i.e. ploughing the field, sowing of seeds and covering the seeds with soil. The robot is autonomous and provides the facility for optional switching of the ploughing system when required.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Agriculture can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes for farmers while protecting the environment. It is high time that we as global citizens need to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. Climate change and farmers migrating to cities in search of better opportunities are the major causes for poor food security causing millions of children to suffer from malnutrition. If we need to nourish 815 million people who are hungry today, then there needs to be a profound change in our agriculture system. Farmers and agricultural systems should be supported to increase the productivity and sustainable food production systems are necessary to help alleviate the perils of hunger. I am currently working towards Sustainable Development Goal 2 Zero Hunger End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. I had invented a robot called Agribot, an agricultural robot used for ploughing the soil, sowing the seeds and covering the seeds with soil. Achievements: Agribot was presented at Innovator 2019 and Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture. It was highly appreciated by Minster of Education, UAE and Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Minister of State for Food Security.
Sustainability and future plans
I am coordinating with different ministry and government entities to try and build the prototype in a bigger scale. I am looking out for financing for further developing the prototype.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Sainath Manikandan, 11 years old, studying in grade 7 in GEMS United Indian School. I assume various roles as an innovator, active environmentalist, outstanding student, passionate social campaigner, Abacus graduate, Brown belt in Karate, Junior Emergency Response Lead Member, Keyboard player and a budding artist. I spread awareness about the need to protect, conserve and preserve the earths resources and reduce, reuse and recycle wastes and Say No to plastics. I am a Drop It Youth Ambassador and an active member of Emirates Environmental Group, UAE. I have persuaded many students to rethink plastics as they are not our bodys best friend as it affects both marine species and our health.