Africa is home to over 200 million small holder farmers who are dependent on farming not only for consumption but also their livelihoods. These farmers face numerous challenges when it comes to crop production, chef being the recognition and treatment of crop diseases. NGOs and Government agencies provide support to these rural farmers, however this help usually arrives late when farmers have lost their crops.
Afrifarm plans on solving this issues. Afrifarm is an app that recognizes crop diseases from images and publishes the findings on a public dataset where anyone can view the breakout and movement of diseases. From there Government agencies can have a real time or historical view of crop disease outbreaks and provide support to the affected community immediately an out break occurs.
Crop disease outbreaks can be viewed by location and timeline at any time.
How I built it
The app uses Azure machine learning service with a custom model which is trained on the following crops. -Apple -Blueberry -Cherry (including sour) -Corn (maize) -Grape -Orange -Peach -Pepper, bell -Potato -Raspberry -Soybean -Squash -Strawberry -Tomato
How to test
-Download the app from the Google Playstore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.afrifarm or from the attached files of this submission
-Test with an image containing a crop disease e.g https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LSkPC5Zp9uxT7BmtN7g4mbrnlXaAHuJ_/view?usp=sharing which contains corn rust