Best Ideas 2022 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.

Agribot Control App

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AbstractAgriculture 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 2Zero 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.Agribot Control (AC) App along with Agribot will overcome the major issue of hunger and promote sustainable agriculture and assist farmers in getting their work done efficiently and with greater speed and accuracy.DescriptionThe 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. Agribot Control (AC) App has a feature to send start and stop signals to the Agribot. As soon as the signal from the App reaches the Agribot it starts to do the function as per the different options chosen by the farmer.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Applicability: Agribot Control App in sync with Agribot may be used in the real world by farmers and it will greatly help them controlling, researching and analysing the input and output markets with regards to the marketplaces, prices and other materials required for farming so as to maintain sustainability in agriculture. Features:1.Provide information to help farmers in planting, cultivating, harvesting, weather forecasts, data on disease epidemics, ...2.Providing access to input markets that is required for farm operations seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation system, ...3.Providing access to output markets regarding marketplaces, prices4.Offering financial services such as payments, loans, general banking services, handling payroll, tracking profits

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

JustificationAgribot Control App allows farmers to explore the latest trends in agriculture, informs them about methodologies involved in selecting and understanding of soil health and specific crops based on the environmental parameters. It also provides information to farmers in real-time on insect pests, nutrients, weeds, and disease-related problems, seedvarieties for different ecologies, farm implements for different field and post-harvest operationsSo my Agribot Control App and Agribot will greatly be beneficial to farmers and improve the productivity and eliminate hunger.

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Your profile

Sainath Manikandan studying in Grade 9 and Sai Sahana Manikandan in Grade 7 at GEMS United Indian School, Abu Dhabi are an aspiring environmentalists and active member of the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), Ambassadors of Tunza Eco Generation, Students for the Earth (SfE), Drop It Youth (DIY) by Goumbook with the main aim of raising awareness about single-use plastic pollution and encouraging individuals and organizations to reduce their CO2 emissions through simple everyday choices. They are also involved in eco-friendly activities for the past six years. They got interested in sustainability when they noticed and read about various articles about environmental awareness and thought of involving in various campaigns to support our environment. Sainath & Sahanas recognitions: Global Child Prodigy Award 2022 Innovation category Youth 4 Nature Stories on 'TRANSFORMING SYSTEMS' Winner Masdar Youth4Sustainability Ambassador 2021-2022 Featured in Stone Soup for a Sustainable World Life Changing Stories of Young Heroes, 2021 Innovator of Marine Robot Cleaner, Agribot and MAHLI bot Dubai Makers Faire winner, 2019 Future Entrepreneurs Award winner, 2019 & 2020 Beeah Environment Excellence Award Outstanding individual category, 2019 Participated in ADEK Innovator 2018, 2019 & 2020 Global Innovation Challenge finalist, 2019 GESS Ambassador for the environment finalist, 2021 & 2020 Pride of Abu Dhabi Award Special Recognition Award, 2019 Entrepreneurship competition 2nd place, 2019 Information technology marathon 2nd place, 2018 & 2019 Eco Hero Award Actions for Nature Notable (International), 2019 Prestigious Diana Award winner (International), 2018 John Muir Youth conservation award (International), 2019 UNEP Hidden Eco Hero Award finalist (International), 2019 North American Association of Environment Education winner (International), 2020 Action Developer award Changemakers program (International), 2020 Invited for UN Youth Climate Summit Change maker award Featured in UNEP story, 2019 Presenter in Masdar Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week The Festival, 2019 Presenter in Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, 2019 Presenter in Environment Agency Innovation Exhibition, 2019 & 2020

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