PlantVillage

David Hughes

PlantVillage is a user moderated Q & A forum dedicated to the goal of helping people grow their own food. It is an open and freely available resource that helps you solve your plant related questions. PlantVillage is built on the premise that all knowledge that helps people grow food should be openly accessible to anyone on the planet. In the future, PlantVillage will offer a cross-platform app that will be available to download on various app stores.Interview with representative

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 and freely available resource that helps you solve your plant related questions. PlantVillage is built on the premise that all knowledge that helps people grow food should be openly accessible to anyone on the planet. In the future, PlantVillage will offer a cross-platform app that will be available to download on various app stores.Interview with representative

Target region(s)
  • There is no specific target region. Users come from regions all over the world including Sub Saharan Africa, India, United States.
Distributors/implementing organizations
  • PlantVillage is a non-profit project and a collaboration between Penn State University and EPFL.
Market suggested retail price

PlantVillage’s services are free to use.

Competitive landscape

Various plant forums found on the internet, as well as apps such as “Plant Diseases” found on Apple’s App Store.

SDG targeted
  • Goal #2: Reduce Hunger and Achieve Food Security, Goal #15: Sustainable Farming Practices
Target user(s)

Farmers, gardeners, and even researchers -anyone involved with growing plants.

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