Pukio Smart Farming

Compliment to natural water sources and boost productivity with smart farming.

Water generator connected to weather and soil monitoring system, complimenting natural H2O sources and providing valuable info for farmers.

Use Case

Each farmer will register through the mobile app and specify which crop he/she will grow for example maize or potato and also the seedtime. Sensors within Pukio and located the fields of each farmer collect real time data for variables such as air conditions, soil temperature and moisture. Water reservoirs will also include level sensors. This data is collected and analyzed and when critical levels of environmental factors are reached, which could require an action in crop water use and reduce possible plant hydric stress, farmers will receive alerts through either a mobile app or sms messages with crop specific recommendations. Furthermore, they will be advised to reduce favorable conditions for pests and plant diseases. Finally the data is used to manage the limited water resources.

Potential

Pukio Smart Farming will contribute to food security, it works as a complement in irrigation activities, taking into account that 72% of farmers irrigate with rainwater only. At the same time, the integrated sensors and IoT agricultural application make it possible for (smalholder) farmers to make SMART decisions for pest and crop water management in order to increase their yields up to 300%, the quality of their products and a more efficient use of their resources (especially water), thus increasing farmers income.

Business Case

Pukio Smart Farming´s business model is based on asset sales and lending for water generation machines, the field sensors and the use of the mobile application or text messages service. Other revenue streams are the data gathering from fields and micro-climates across the land will become a source of valuable information, which once processed can be sold to farmers, governments and complementary products providers. Pukio will provide water and customized data to better up crop yields and food production, in terms of volume and quality.

Objectives:

  1. Learn from the results of our second Pukio prototype and the feedback on the business model, for this objective we need maximum 6 months.
  2. Built a third prototype of Pukio and integrate the Smart Farming component (sensors and mobile app), for this objective we need 9 months.
  3. Measure the results (i.a. yield increase) of Pukio Smart Farming in a farmer’s community of 50 people for at least 6 months.

Team Inventum - Pukio

Lima, Peru

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We work with passion to create opportunities for development and prosperity for humanity, through technology, innovation and shared value principles. Our products generate value and solve problems in people's lives, facilitating the way to competitiveness. In this way, we are an important agent of change in society.

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Inventum is made up of a young team with specialists in business, foreign trade (Piet-Hein Briët), health (Farit Zuniga), machine design and mechanization (César Coasaca, Gianmarco Soria, Takao Shimabukuro, Jose Luis Bohorquez. Being a multidisciplinary, multicultural, creative and committed team allows us to cover challenges from different perspectives, generating solid and innovative solutions. The first project resulting from the synergy of our profiles and professional experience is Pukio.

Our Team

Our Mission

We work with passion to create opportunities for development and prosperity for humanity, through technology, innovation and shared value principles. Our products generate value and solve problems in ...Read More

Our Background

Inventum is made up of a young team with specialists in business, foreign trade (Piet-Hein Briët), health (Farit Zuniga), machine design and mechanization (César Coasaca, Gianmarco Soria, Takao ...Read More

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