Best Ideas 2021 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.
Published on April 16, 2021 um 16:32
Explain your idea in details:
The objective of Go-Green is to help farmers to improve their farms and crops to better serve the nation as a whole and give back what the farmers deserve. The main activities of Go-Green will be to focus on monitoring, assisting, and selling crops. Go-Green includes an AI and IoT platform into which the farmer enters the type of crops and the location where the crops are planted, after which the Go-Green application predicts when the crop can be harvested. This will prevent early harvesting, which could lead to crop degradation as time goes on. It will remind the farmer when to apply fertilizer and spray the crops by giving the recommended type of fertilizer and spraying chemicals existing on the market. Also, the Go-Green application gives daily updates on when (time) to water the crops based on the type of crops planted. In terms of IoT, the farmer can integrate sensors and receive real-time updates on the farms. This could enable the farmer to perform some activities using his/her phone, such as watering the crops, checking the soil humidity... As we know, after harvesting, farmers in Africa are finding difficulties selling their products. This mobile application will enable farmers to easily sell their crops using an integrated selling online platform with a geolocalisation system to find the nearest customer or buyer. Final Go-Green provide some educational videos portal in different languages to educate farmers to well manage their crops. It also provides some technical assistant by linking experts to farmers.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Go-Green, mobile application primary targets: -Farmers -Wholesalers and retailers (Customers) -Persons interested in agriculture with no knowledge in farming. The Go-Green mobile application will make farming easy and attractive for farmers. Not only this serves farmers but also enables persons who don't know anything about agriculture but interested in farming to farm. Go-Green will help: -Increase productivity -Well manage crops (Avoid crops pest and diseases) -Create an open market for everyone
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The project will be divided into various phases: Phase A: Phase1: Design, construction, and testing of the application. Phase2: Registration of the mobile application on various platforms(play store, AppStore) Phase3: Advertising of the mobile application. Phase4: Farmers, customers, experts (Engineers and technician) registrations Phase B: Our financial strategy will be based on: Category 1: Farmer and customers registration fees around 6 cedis = $1 Category 2: Experts yearly fees 50 cedis = $9 Category 3: Advertising fees per items 15 cedis=$2 for a period of 3 months
I am Kombat Sam Kwame founder of a start-up called KOMBTECH here in Ghana. Our main activities focus on engineering and technology (Design and construction of electrical and electronic systems, web and mobile application development, Farming...). My goal is to solve problems using simple solutions. I graduated with an HND in electrical and electronic engineering.
Stage of Idea
conceptual stage, planning stage