Tekedia Editors announce that Zenvus, the AgTech company, is the Best Technology Startup of the year 2016 in Africa. Zenvus is transforming agriculture in Africa where more than 70% of the adults are employed.
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 advice 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.
The mission of Zenvus is to eliminate extreme poverty in emerging world especially Africa by improving crop yield and overall farming productivity. It brings the fusion of electronics and analytics to empower farmers.