Zenvus Crop Sensors: From Idea to Scale

Zenvus Crop Sensors: From Idea to Scale

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 XL making it possible for a farmer to map the boundaries of his/her farm which could be useful during loan and insurance applications.

The following are some photos from Zenvus which was funded by the USAID. Zenvus will activate many solutions like agro-lending, agro-insurance, etc early next year as it onboards farmers in the platform. You can learn a lot on the artificial intellgience behind the Zenvus zMarkets engine here.

Our models ensure that we continuously improve farm productivity by tracking yield and total inputs. That is why zManager, our electronic farm farm diary is mandatory for all Zenvus users.

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The Design on pencil as we started evaluating options using crop models etc.

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The design on CAD had about 6 options. We took many factors in considerations

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The final choice for development

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The circuits and every part of the design were CAD-modeled to help in packaging and assembly strategy

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The circuits and every part of the design were CAD-modelled to help in packaging and assembly strategy

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Design is now modelled in a CAD and ready

 

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We did 3D printing

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The inside of Master and Node devices

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Zenvus in our lab

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Master Device in a farm – production phase

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Master device deployed in a farm – production phase

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Master and Node devices collecting garden data – production phase

 

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With Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Nigeria)

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With Bank of Agriculture and African Development Bank

Through support from many partners, Zenvus will deliver thousands of units across Africa in coming months. Tell your government or farm coop about Zenvus.

Zenvus Services

zManager – zManager is an electronic farm diary that helps Zenvus farmers record all phases of farming from planting through harvest to sales. It keeps all records – financial, staff, tools, etc in one secured place,

zPrices  – zPrices empowers rural Zenvus farmers with real-time produce prices across major cities. It provides farmers with data to effectively negotiate prices with merchants who normally pay them little.

zCapital – zCapital helps Zenvus farmers raise capital (loan or equity) by providing independent farm data from our sensors to help banks and investors evaluate overall profitability of farms.

zCrowdfund – zCrowdfund helps Zenvus farmers crowdfund capital from local donors who they can deliver produce after harvest. Our sensors validate these farms providing partners with confidence.

zInsure – zInsure helps Zenvus farmers insure their farms by providing independent farm data from our sensors to insurers. This helps them evaluate the risks based on actual farm data.

zMarkets – zMarket provides a platform for Zenvus farmers to sell their produce. It is an avenue to expand their markets by removing geographic limitations. Farmers list their harvest days and buyers connect.

 

Zenvus >> Farmers Wanted.

 

zenvus@fasmicro.com

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