FAFS Alumni Nour Ramadan (Animal Science, 2018) and Alia Sabra (Ecosystems Management, 2007), with their Beirut Arab University (BAU) teammates Daniel Awde and Lara Ezzeddine (Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Jad Adnan (Ebadieh Official High School) originally presented a project entitled “Agry-I” at the Agrytech Hackathon on April 20-22. The project was accepted into the Agrytech Bootcamp on June 18-21.
The robotic technology initiative presented by the students uses multiple sensors and GPS to help farmers analyze soil fertility and plant anomalies by providing data and detection. Data will be available on a Cloud Storage System and accessible via a mobile application equipped with solutions to aid farmers in farm management and harvest loss reduction. “Agry-i” originally made it to the top 10 during the Hackthon, and the team was encouraged to apply to the Bootcamp. The team will initially receive a financial award to enable the building of an MVP (product with just enough features to satisfy early customers and provide feedback for future product development - minimum viable product) over a two month period.