Short description: Extensive grassland including alpine pastures or orchard meadows are rich in biodiversity and provide food to urban areas. Harvesting orchard meadows is difficult and expensive (including maintenance), but they are everywhere around Europe and beyond and provide us with diverse varieties.
Market potential: Farmers need to decrease their costs on harvesting within orchard meadows: Digital application for smartphones including information about the variety, harvest time, how much percentage is harvestable.
Timing: As soon as possible – orchard meadows are getting extinct all over Europe. You find them in the mountains but also in cities. They even preserve carbon on a certain extent.
Desired result: It should be possible for farmers to improve their productivity and efficiency regarding harvesting and maintenance of orchard meadows. At the beginning of late summer a farmer goes through his fields and sees within the application when is the right time, how much kilogrammes per tree will I have.
Information on challenge owner: Nature protection site.
Keywords: Agriculture; Data processing, analysis and input services; Smart Phone Application; Database Harvesting