Crop disease is a significant problem because an infection can completely devastate the harvest of a farmer, greatly reducing their profits, along with reducing the amount of food for their area. In this regard, farmers are under constant pressure to achieve a plentiful harvest every year, which results in them using a large number of toxic pesticides. Another big problem is the problem of climate change, which is significantly affecting the techniques that have been standard for many years.
The first step is that a farmer takes a picture of the affected area on the plants' leaves. If the PlantumAI app detects that a crop disease is present on the plants, after image analysis, it will provide pesticide treatment, along with sending a notification to the local university. It also adds the disease occurrence to the database, in order to track disease progression across an area. The students at the university are also able to investigate the disease further to validate the app.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||1,200|
|New Implemented Countries||Cameroon|
|New Feature||Increase personalization of algorithm and increase accuracy|
The lead of this project is currently still in high school, and is still working to assist farmers, like his family members, make sure that their crops are protected from disease.
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