The 5th Solidarity FabLabs challenge!
This new Android app will help farmers produce more while using fewer resources and releasing fewer greenhouse gases. How? By making it possible for farmers to work around changes in weather and avoid crop diseases: the app provides advice about which agricultural activities to focus on depending on real-time weather reports. For example, the app can be used to initiate irrigation remotely and apply the right stages for resilient crops. The solution was imagined and developed by three young people in their thirties currently seeking employment.
The project in photos
We have provided free training to young people seeking to enter the world of work since 2014 in our Solidarity FabLabs. There they learn digital manufacturing, teamwork and perhaps even a future trade. Our international challenge is aimed at them. It allows them to use our FabLabs to develop a project from A to Z and show everything they are capable of doing today. This year, the challenge is to create digital objects that address new agricultural and food issues. A theme that directly addresses one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture."