“We’ve proven that farms that deploy IDA can reduce antibiotic usage, increase farm yields, predict issues before humans can visually observe them and generate returns within three to six months”, said Connecterra CEO Yasir Khokhar, talking to PetaCrunch about AI use in agriculture.
PetaCrunch is an AI-powered media company covering the most interesting start-up news and focusing on people behind them. The interview focused on the history, ambitions and ways that Connecterra is using AI to make farming more efficient and productive.
Regarding the question of PetaCrunch what Connecterra has received so far, Khokhar explained: “We have farmers using IDA in 14 countries several times a day as their most used technology application. We’ve proven that farms that deploy IDA can reduce antibiotic usage, increase farm yields, predict issues before humans can visually observe them and generate returns within three to six months. Two of the top 5 dairy processors, two of the top 5 feed companies in Europe and several fortune 500 companies are customers and strategic partners. We’ve joined forces with Danone to help transition farming towards regenerative agriculture as part of the Farming for Generations initiative. With the international Finance Corporation, we are helping small holders improve their farm productivity in Africa. With these large Enterprises, we are bringing new AI driven solutions to agriculture that we believe will transform the way we farm and grow food”.