Future Food security is one of the biggest global concerns that is being and needs to be solved to sustain global food consumption in the coming generations. Increasing farming productivity per square hectare is a requirement farmers need to achieve.
How do they achieve this while still being kind to the environment?
It’s a daunting thought and seems impossible, but Intel Farming believes it is possible to fulfill both humanitarian and environmental needs. The answer lies in “precision farming” - farming that is data-driven, cleaner and increases land productivity. Increasing productivity is a more sustainable approach to feeding the global population by 2050. (1) Precision farming takes the guesswork out of farming. (2)
Intel Farming has embarked on a pilot project to help any traditional farmer become a precision farmer with their current resources, and with the use of our SOIL INFO SENSOR that is currently in development. It is our goal to provide an essential precision farming solution to any farmer.
The foundations of our precision farming solution is the advanced wireless soil sensor that will record vital soil data. This soil data provides the fuel for our Artificial Intelligence software to make accurate predictions about the soil health and resource demands weeks in advance. Together with our web app, this info will be displayed in a clear concise way to the farmer allowing them to make precise, accurate, and responsible decisions about irrigation and fertilization per hectare on their farm, therefore allowing the farmer to produce more with less.
With the use of Intel Farming's solution, we could change the face of agriculture for the better.
Donating to this pilot project will bring our precision farming vision to life.
Donor benefits are: you will be able to see on our website how many liters of water and kilograms of fertilizer saved by the farmers who use Intel Farming’s solution. If you are a farmer, benefits will include the above info tailored to your farm plus first access to Intel Farming’s product when and if it' launched. The farmer’s benefits only apply to the farmers who donate more than R1 500(T's and C’s apply)
For more information, please visit http://www.intelfarming.info/
Meet the team
David Edwards (17, founder, project manager, and electronic entrepreneur ), Jadon Brown (16, cofounder, web and software entrepreneur, Joshua Stapleton (21, AI engineer), and Luke Stapleton (18, agricultural guru )
(1)(George Silva, Michigan State University Extension - December 3, 2018)
(2) ( Woolworths).