Our project is a plant monitoring system. It is an innovative solution designed to revolutionise plant care by combining cutting-edge technology with community-driven collaboration. It integrates multiple sensors to provide real-time updates on plant health, tailored recommendations, and alerts. The system prioritises energy efficiency, scalability from single plants to large gardens, and affordability with no subscription fees.


Empowered and Driven:
Delivering Solutions for Global Issues

Zero hunger : By optimising plant growth through monitoring and management of factors like soil moisture and pH levels, such systems could contribute to increasing agricultural productivity and ensuring food security.

Responsible Consumption and Production: Plant monitoring systems can help optimise resource use in agriculture by providing data-driven insights into water usage, fertiliser application, and other inputs, leading to more sustainable production practices.

Climate Action: By promoting more efficient water and resource use, as well as reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture, plant monitoring systems can contribute to mitigating climate change impacts.

Life on Land: Monitoring plant health and environmental conditions can contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, including forests, grasslands, and agricultural lands.


``Challenges that a plant monitoring system might encounter: Data Accuracy and Reliability: ensuring that the sensors used in the monitoring system provide accurate and reliable data under various environmental conditions can be a challenge. Interpretation of Sensor Data: Analysing and interpreting the vast amount of data collected by the sensors to derive actionable insights can be complex and may require sophisticated algorithms and analytics. Integration with Existing Systems: Integrating the plant monitoring system with existing agricultural management systems, equipment, and practices can present compatibility and interoperability challenges. Cost and Affordability: Developing and deploying a plant monitoring system that is cost-effective and accessible to farmers, especially smallholders, can be challenging due to the costs associated with sensors, hardware, software, and maintenance. Power Supply and Connectivity: Ensuring continuous power supply and reliable connectivity, especially in remote or off-grid areas, can be challenging and may require innovative solutions such as solar-powered systems or satellite communication. User Interface and Adoption: Designing user-friendly interfaces and tools that are easy to use and understand for farmers with varying levels of technical expertise and literacy can be a challenge. Privacy and data security: safeguarding the privacy and security of sensitive data collected by the monitoring system, such as farm management practices and crop yields, is essential but can be challenging, particularly in the context of data sharing and analysis. Maintenance and Support: Providing ongoing maintenance, technical support, and training for users to ensure the proper functioning and longevity of the plant monitoring system can be resource-intensive and require sustainable funding mechanisms.``
``Here are proposed solutions to tackle each of the challenges mentioned: Data Accuracy and Reliability:Conduct rigorous testing and calibration of sensors under various environmental conditions to ensure accurate and reliable data. Implement redundant sensor systems or quality control measures to cross-validate sensor readings and minimise errors. Interpretation of Sensor Data: Develop algorithms and data analytics tools to process sensor data and extract meaningful insights automatically. Integration with Existing Systems: Design the plant monitoring system with open standards and APIs to facilitate seamless integration with existing agricultural management systems and equipment. Provide customisation and configuration options to adapt the monitoring system to the specific needs and practices of different users. Cost and Affordability: Explore cost-effective sensor technologies and manufacturing processes to reduce the overall cost of the monitoring system. Offer flexible pricing models, such as subscription-based services or pay-as-you-go plans, to lower the upfront investment for users. Partner with government agencies, NGOs, and private sector sponsors to provide subsidies, grants, or financial incentives to support the adoption of the monitoring system, particularly for smallholder farmers. Power Supply and Connectivity: Develop energy-efficient sensor devices and systems that can operate on low power or renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or batteries. Some other challenges our product is trying to solve are: Optimising Resource Use: Agriculture is a resource-intensive industry, and inefficiencies in resource use, such as water and fertiliser, can lead to waste and environmental degradation. A plant monitoring system can help optimise resource use by providing real-time data on soil moisture, temperature, and other factors, allowing farmers to apply inputs more efficiently. Improving crop yield and quality: Monitoring plant health and environmental conditions can help identify issues such as nutrient deficiencies, pests, and diseases early on, allowing timely interventions to prevent crop loss and maintain yield and quality. Enhancing Food Security: With a growing global population and increasing pressure on agricultural resources, ensuring food security is a major challenge. Plant monitoring systems can contribute to food security by increasing agricultural productivity, reducing crop losses, and promoting sustainable farming practices.``
Use Case
``The purpose of the project to create a plant monitoring system is to develop a technology-driven solution that enables farmers and agricultural stakeholders to better monitor, manage, and optimize plant growth and environmental conditions. By providing real-time data and insights on factors such as soil moisture, temperature, humidity, light levels, and plant health, the plant monitoring system aims to: Improve Agricultural Productivity: By helping farmers make informed decisions about irrigation, fertilisation, pest control, and other management practices, the system can enhance crop yield and quality. Promote Sustainability: By promoting more efficient resource use, reducing chemical inputs, and mitigating environmental impacts, the system can contribute to sustainable agricultural practices and environmental stewardship. Enhance Resilience: By enabling farmers to adapt to changing environmental conditions and market dynamics, the system can increase resilience to climate change, pests, diseases, and other risks. Empower Farmers: By providing farmers with access to technology, information, and decision support tools, the system can empower them to take control of their farming operations, improve livelihoods, and build resilience. ``


List of Essential Tools and Technologies



“We started by gathering all the necessary components for our Plant Monitoring System. This includes sensors to measure things like soil moisture, temperature, and light levels, as well as a microcontroller to collect and process the data.
Next, we assembled the components together to create our prototype system. We connected the sensors to the microcontroller and set up the necessary circuitry to power the system and communicate with other devices.
We wrote code for the microcontroller to collect data from the sensors and store it in memory. We also added logic to analyse the data and trigger alerts if certain conditions are met, such as low soil moisture or high temperature.
We tested the prototype in different environments to ensure that the sensors were providing accurate readings and that the system was functioning as expected. We calibrated the sensors as needed to improve accuracy and reliability.
We developed a simple user interface to display the sensor data and allow users to interact with the system.
After several rounds of testing and refinement, we finalised the design of our Plant Monitoring system. The final version includes all the necessary components, features, and functionality to effectively monitor plant health and environmental conditions.”


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Impact on the market

``Description of the potential impact of the product on the market:

Improved Agricultural Productivity: The plant monitoring system enables farmers to optimise resource use, enhance crop yield and quality, and adopt more sustainable farming practices. By providing real-time data and insights on plant health and environmental conditions, the system empowers farmers to make informed decisions and maximise productivity.

Empowerment of Farmers: By democratising access to technology and information, the plant monitoring system empowers farmers of all scales and backgrounds to take control of their farming operations and improve livelihoods.

Market Growth and Innovation: The introduction of the plant monitoring system stimulates innovation and growth in the agricultural technology market. As farmers and businesses adopt and integrate the system into their operations, demand for related products and services, such as sensor technologies, data analytics tools, and precision farming solutions, increases, driving further innovation and market expansion.




Our development process of the Plant Monitoring System involved several key stages, beginning with the conceptualisation and design phase, where we defined the system’s requirements and selected the appropriate components and technologies. Next, we moved into the prototyping stage, where we assembled the components, programmed the microcontroller, and tested the system’s functionality in different environments. Throughout this process, we iterated on the design and functionality based on user feedback and testing results, refining the system to ensure accuracy, reliability, and usability. Finally, we completed the development with the creation of the final version of the Plant Monitoring System, incorporating all the necessary features and functionality to effectively monitor plant health and environmental conditions.