David Hughes

PlantVillage is an open access library on crop health.

Product description Brand name and product description

PlantVillage is a user moderated Q&A forum dedicated to the goal of helping people grow their own food. It is an open resource that helps farmers solve plant-related questions.

PlantVillage will offer the Nuru app, a digital assistant to help farmers diagnose crop disease in the field, without an internet connection.

Work in progress includes drones, mobile spectrophotometry and testing use of satellites for smallholder farmers.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

There is no specific target region. Users come from regions all over the world including Sub Saharan Africa, India, United States.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

PlantVillage is a non-profit project and a collaboration between Penn State University and EPFL.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

PlantVillage’s services are free to use

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Various plant forums found on the internet, as well as apps such as Pest Detector, Pestoz or PlantDoctor

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

SDG 2: Zero hunger

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Farmers, gardeners, and researchers – anyone involved with growing plants

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