Precision agriculture technology is eating our food problems

Precision agriculture technology is eating our food problems

When you feel hunger, only one thing matters; Food. For those fortunate enough, food is available on demand right in your home, or is a phone call, short drive, or click of a button away. For those less fortunate, access to food is a much bigger issue than deciding what to eat?—?it can be a matter of life or death. Regardless of your fortune, access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food is important for all people at all times to maintain healthy and active lives.


842 million people live with chronic hunger and food insecurity.

— United National Food and Agricultural Organization (FAQ)

With the right mix of technologies, entrepreneurs are cooking up fresh ideas from farm to table to serve the world’s growing food needs.

Indeed, the world needs food for a growing population that promotes healthy nutrition and sustainable resource management. Most current food production processes are unsustainable, lack complete nutrition and are too inefficient to provide enough food for the global population.

This has provided huge opportunity. Nigeria-based Zenvus is taking that challenge for the huge opportunity that lies above.

Zenvus is one of these pioneering technology leaders. The agtech company delivers precision tools that help to eat food problems.

Zenvus is an intelligent solution for farms that uses proprietary electronic sensors to collect soil data like moisture, nutrients, temperature, pH etc. It subsequently sends the data to a cloud server via GSM, satellite or Wifi. Algorithms in the server analyze the data and advise farmers on what, how and when to farm. As the crops grow, the system deploys hyper- spectral cameras to build crop normalized difference vegetative index which is helpful in detecting drought stress, pests and diseases on crops. The data generated is aggregated, anonymized and made available via subscription for agro-lending, agro-insurance, commodity trading to banks, insurers and investors. Zenvus also has a mapping feature which can help a farmer map the farm boundary with ease.

Last year Zenvus participated in the Singularity University Global Summit. We are expanding our partnership networks as we build a modern 21st century technology business.


Zenvus >> Farmers wanted!

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