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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

$300,000 in Prizes • Calling Students and Recent Grads

How can your innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?

Illuminum Greenhouses

Smart Greenhouses for Africa-SmartGFA

Entry Summary: An overview of the problem and solution.
Use of outdated farming technologies coupled with the frequent attack of pests and diseases while depending only on rain for water for crops greatly affects 93% of farmers in Africa. By providing affordable greenhouses and drip kits equipped with solar-powered sensors that automate irrigation, we are able to protect crops while increasing yield by data analysis through the wireless sensors, enabling the internet of things to penetrate and reach the base of pyramid farmers.