Scientists, meteorologists, start-ups and Microsoft India are coming together to crunch weather data to help farmers beat climate risks and boost yield and profit.
PlantVillage Nuru, an AI smartphone assistant and 2019 Inspire Challenge Scale-Up Winner, is helping farmers cassava farmers increase yields by detecting plant disease and providing options on the best ways to manage it.
The EasyHarvest app in the Philippines is already cutting rice postharvest losses for farmers and reducing transport emissions.
The Plantix app in India uses machine learning, helping thousands of farmers detect and diagnose disease and pest damage.
Interview by 2019 Youth in Data Delegate Habeebuddin Mir at the BIG DATA Convention held in Hyderabad, India, 16-18 October.