David Hughes

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 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) 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 “Plant Diseases” found on Apple’s App Store.

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

Goal #2: Reduce Hunger and Achieve Food Security, Goal #15: Sustainable Farming Practices

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

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

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