Currently, Neurafarm focuses itself on plant disease/pest problem, which is a recurring global issue and a burden for agriculture industry as a whole. Each year, up to 40% of total global crop production is lost because of pest and plant diseases in important crops such as maize, potato, tomato, etc (FAO) and become a threat for global food security. It is equivalent to $220 billion globally and is an economic burden for farmers around the world. Our first solution to this problem is a rapid, accurate, and easy-to-use plant disease diagnostics by leveraging Artificial Intelligence called Dr. Tania. The user can interact with Dr. Tania using daily language to improve ease of use. Within seconds, Dr. Tania is able to identify disease from image taken from the camera or uploaded from gallery to our server. It will also recommend treatments and related products that can be used to treat the disease. They can also connect with experts and ask more about their problem. We've also provided them with catalogue of plants & diseases which contains 1600 pest & disease in 150 commodities, including best practices so that the farmers can learn more.This is a first-step towards a more integrated solution that integrates IoT, Drone, Vertical Farming, and other technology to improve productivity. Going forward, our strategy is to provide a family of services that empower farmers and businesses to grow more food, reach more, tap into new market and distribute better.
By providing platform for farmers in the form of community, farmers and other stakeholders could share their knowledge about best practices, latest info on Agriculture industry. Agro-inputs companies (fertilizer, herbicide) could also better target their market. On the other hand, empowering farmers through commerce will help them to reach more audience to sell their produce with higher margin.
Agri e-commerce provides an opportunity to streamline the agricultural value chain and reduce inefficiencies in the distribution of farm produce. It enables farmers to bypass several intermediaries, resulting in higher income for the farmers, reduced wastage, and the potential to deliver fresher produce to customers.
Such benefits are especially significant in developing regions, where millions of people employed in agriculture live such as in Indonesia.