Who is your customer?
Large scale corporate arable farms
What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?
Fifteen times faster than tractors, its closest competitor, our agro-drone technology is a cost-effective way to spray for pests and diseases, manage crops by collecting data (for agronomist and/ farm manager) to evaluate and even check for signs of drought, invasive species in grasslands and crops or determining the required improvements in field drainage. The drones also provide the most efficient means of spraying crops with fertilisers. Far more effective than any other means in existence today, the drones can assist both the smallholder and large corporate farms with inexpensive means of developing and improving on their crop yield estimates.
What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?
1). It is a fraction in cost to today's closest competitor - farm tractors
2). It is more precise in its dispersal that waste and over-exposure of the plants and the environment to the agro-chemicals is reduce tremendously
3). Elimination of reports of Occupational toxicity due to the unmanned nature of the service
4). Farmers have a much more confident idea of their crop yield long before harvest placing them in better position to negotiate pricing without the desperation to see due to storage losses
Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?
We believe by democratising innovative technologies such as commercial drone application in the unglamorous staple sector of agriculture, we can help leapfrog this country’s farming into the
Pioneering this through a turn-key franchise model adopted from the aviation industry, we are poised to own the largest fleet of aircrafts (unmanned) with shared risk with many other entrepreneurs but without the overhead costs.