Today, we are opening our franchising opportunity across Africa for people and entities to use Zenvus Boundary to serve their farming communities. We have piloted the administration of this service and the outcome is superb. So, we are scaling the service to the whole African farming market.
Beginning immediately till January 17 2018 [extended to give people time after the long holiday], we are looking for proposals from makers, entrepreneurs and entities that want to build on top of Zenvus Boundary (not Zenvus sensor; that one is coming later). Essentially, you will work with governments, cooperatives, micro-finances, banking institutions, farmers etc and use our technology to map farmers’ boundaries [you decide your market; we want to see from your proposal]. We have reduced the cost of mapping by a factor of 50 through technology.
Zenvus is an intelligent solution for farms that uses proprietary electronics sensors to collect soil data like moisture, nutrients, pH etc and send them to a cloud server via GSM, satellite or Wifi. Algorithms in the server analyze the data and advice farmers on farming. As the crops grow, the system deploys special cameras to build vegetative health for drought stress, pest and diseases. Our system has the capability to tell a farm what, how, and when to farm. It has in-built GPS, compass and accelerometer making it possible for a farmer to map the boundaries of his/her farm which could be useful during loan and insurance applications. One of the solutions available in Zenvus is Zenvus Boundary.
Zenvus Boundary maps farm (land, home, office or any landed property) boundaries and populates them via GIS on Google Map where the survey maps can be printed in our portal. And when done, register with their cooperatives which help them ratify the boundaries with governments. We use this to formalize farmlands and enable financial inclusion. Below is a sample result which the farmer can take to a bank as collateral for loans, after ratification by the local government..
How To Apply
Send us a one page document explaining why we should select you/your entity as a partner in the specific region in Africa where you want to cover [we want to see your scaling strategy. That means how you will get services to map boundaries of farms. Are you going to meet farmers one by one or would you approach a government, NGO, etc to pay you to do so for farmers?]. Your requested geographical coverage cannot be more than a state even though you can start from a state and expand. But at this point, we want you to specify the same or a part of a state you want to focus.
You will use our technology to support farmers in the digitization of their farmlands. We will take a very small commission from your charges to farmers or whoever is paying for the farmers. Also, you will be required to pay a small franchise membership fee (if we select you). Please we want you to see this as an investment, and that is why we are imposing the fees.
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2018
Email to send application: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will (privately) announce the selected entities on Jan 15, 2018. Selected partners will automatically join the Zenvus Developer Community.