TechnoPlant for modern agricultural technology contributes by using modern techniques to increase the self-sufficiency of the Palestinian market and reduce the import of plants from abroad and others, through first: the establishment of a plant tissue culture laboratory, which is considered as a basic nucleus for the multiplication of many seedlings of agricultural crops of economic viability, such as, neem plant as a biocide and stevia plant, to obtain a large number of production within a limited period of time compared to traditional methods without being restricted to a specific agricultural season. The extraction unit for the production of a liquid sugar substitute from the stevia plant is free of calories and safe for diabetics, dieters and those interested in health of all ages, and is licensed by the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy. The team consists of a biotechnologist (an expert in tissue transplantation) and a dietitian, both of whom have experience in business administration. Project achievements 1- Stevia Sweetener, liquid stevia, sugar substitute, licensed by the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy, and distributed at more than 42 points of sale from pharmacies, malls, sports and nutrition centers. 2- Starting the establishment of tissue culture nuclei to propagate economically feasible plants such as neem, stevia and ornamental plants.
The idea is to create an online platform and use social media to connect farmers, youth and landowners to cultivate land and increase employment opportunities in agriculture. The idea is still new and has not been tested, but it has the potential to take advantage of unused fertile land. The team consists of graduates in computer engineering, software developers, and marketing experts.
Developing fungicides from bavaria, mitarism, basilomycetes and trichoderma to combat the most dangerous plant diseases (red palm, nematodes and fusarium) a promising vision for the agricultural and industrial sector is vital for biological control in Palestine: The solution proposes the production of safe biological pesticides as an alternative to the currently used chemical pesticides that negatively affect the environment and human health. The team is working on developing biocides by selecting different fungal strains isolated from soil in Gaza. The team consists of biotechnologists.
Subscription-based organic food delivery system: The solution proposes to create a more efficient and flexible supply chain by enabling urban consumers to order and receive high quality, sustainable organic agricultural products including vegetables, leaves and eggs produced with the open system Free Range Farming. The solution aims to reduce the purchase price to the consumer and increase the selling price to the farmer by skipping the large number of stages in which agricultural products go through to reach the final consumer. Two types of subscriptions will be offered: 1) Continuous subscription with fixed order and monthly fee; 2) Dynamic subscription with the ability to customize orders. A market survey was conducted to measure the interest of potential users, and work is underway to develop a mobile application. The team consists of an industrial engineer and a logistics company.
Agri Care Solutions - plant disease detection, awareness, treatment and marketing: the solution is a mobile application that provides diagnosis of pathological plants, crops and trees by taking a picture with a smartphone. The app then provides recommended treatments and makes periodic recommendations on crop / plant health. Among other services through the application: connecting Palestinian farmers directly with importers from outside the country to enhance foreign market investments. At this point, solution owners are experimenting with different models and Artifical Intelligence techniques to build a more accurate classification but need the support of additional programmers. The team is currently comprised of IT professionals / back-end programmers and is looking to expand.