Introduction:

Village Tree is a mobile app that provides intelligent pest solutions to help farmers to collectively share and receive knowledge regarding pest conditions in agricultural fields. It gathers scattered pieces of information from individual farmers, uses sense making algorithms to leverage on the information, and produces smarter forecasts of pest infestations which will be available to the community.

Village Tree aims to help farmers from three different group of farmers namely, farmers from the rural areas (Text-based feature phone app), farmers in the sub-rural areas (Icon-based low-cost smartphone app) and aggressive farmers (Image-based smartphone app). By providing an intuitive and icon-based interface and image-based interface wrapped in minimalistic user-centric design, Village Tree aim to help farmers find relevant advice for their pest problems, and alert them to impending pest problems around their region. As a result, Village Tree will improve both the productivity and earnings of farmers.

Village Tree also provide portals and dashboards on desktop to allow the administrators to manage the types of grown crops and corresponding pests, monitor the pest incidences reported by end users, and manage the forecasted alerts and advices.

  • Village Tree is a sustainable , scalable and customizable mobile app that helps farmers to collectively share and receive knowledge regarding pest conditions in agricultural fields.
  • It gathers scattered pieces of information from individual farmers, uses sense making algorithms to leverage on the information, and produces smarter forecasts of pest infestations which will be available to the community.

 

Concept

Village Tree is a sustainable , scalable and customizable mobile app that helps farmers to collectively share and receive knowledge regarding pest conditions in agricultural fields. It gathers scattered pieces of information from individual farmers, uses sense making algorithms to leverage on the information, and produces smarter forecasts of pest infestations which will be available to the community.

 

Solution

Village Tree pursue process innovation in three sets of activities:

  1. Large-Scale Information Gathering
  2. Advanced Sense Making
  3. Personalized Large-Scale Information Dissemination

 

Large-scale Information Gathering

  • Unique and Contextualized Icons
  • Participatory User Interface
  • Big Datasets and Quality Information
  • Automatic Data Cleansing

 

 

 

Advanced Sense Making 

  • Image Recognition
  • Self-Learning Scalable Automation
  • Spatial-Temporal Analytics
  • Interdisciplinary Integration

 

 

Personalized Large-scale Information Dissemination

  • Personalized Information
  • Context-Aware Suggestions
  • Immediate Prediction
  • Advanced Alert

 

 

 

 

Collaborators

  • AVA: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore
  • NGO Vigyan Ashram, India
  • IRRI Phiippines
  • IBM
  • China DSH
  • Baramati KVK

 

People:

Advisory Board
Dr Klarissa Chang, Prof Bernard Tan, Associate Prof Roger Zimmermann, Dr Chen-Chieh Feng

Research Team
Mr Adrian Tan, Mr Avijit Sengupta, Miss Jia Rubio, Dr Maffee Wan, Ms Michelle Gwee, Mr Rax Suen, Ms Wen Yong Chua, Mr Yeow Chuan Ng, Mr Yi Wu, Ms Yimeng Deng

 

Contact:

Dr. Klarissa Chang (Project Leader)
Department of Information Systems
National University of Singapore
Tel: (65) 6516-2791
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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