80% of Nepal’s population depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Farmers often face harsh conditions that are not conducive for the rearing of crops, and sometimes sudden deaths of their livestock that could seriously dent their livelihoods.
Team Echo Innovators’ “Farmar” was stemmed from a member’s family experience where his uncle was dealt a severe blow with sudden cattle deaths and is still trying to recover from the loss seven years after.
The solution? A smart neckband which monitors the temperature, activity levels and behavior of each animal and can alert farmers should their livestock be at risk.
Such information is made available through an app which farmers can easily access through their mobile phones, and the mobile dashboard built on Microsoft’s Power BI offers easy visualization for users to track any irregularities.