Pre-proposal: AgroCognitive - An ultimate solution to bring Dash to the fields (First month)

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Hello, it seems an original and interesting idea. I agree with @AlejandroE and @ andrade92 that the MNOs will surely want to see the specific benefits for DASH, so it would be great to write it here and my personal recommendation is that you include a video to explain the process you plan to implement, it would be easier and faster to understand. I would like to see a "market study" about what farmers think of this. Greetings and success; and if I can help something as an expert in the legal area for cryptocurrency, I'm here to support a professional team of Venezuelans.
Hi Carlos,

We already updated AgroCognitive post and new videos are available. Enjoy and thanks you again
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Good morning AgroCognitive. It is really satisfying to see such a well developed and thorough proposal, dealing with an area such as agriculture is not an easy task but it's easy to realize how much you have struggled to come up with this idea.

Given that in our country, Venezuela, farmers usually are not familiarized with this kind of technology and tend to reject them when they see it's too complicated to use it, I would suggest you to include interactive participation during the talks you will offer, as well as comparing the use of Dash with the traditional system (for which is easy to note the great advantages of Dash) and maybe some kind of tracing on its use in order for them to get used to Dash. Further than that, I think your idea is amazing and I wish the greatest success in this, have an excellent week!
 
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Good morning AgroCognitive. It is really satisfying to see such a well developed and thorough proposal, dealing with an area such as agriculture is not an easy task but it's easy to realize how much you have struggled to come up with this idea.

Given that in our country, Venezuela, farmers usually are not familiarized with this kind of technology and tend to reject them when they see it's too complicated to use it, I would suggest you to include interactive participation during the talks you will offer, as well as comparing the use of Dash with the traditional system (for which is easy to note the great advantages of Dash) and maybe some kind of tracing on its use in order for them to get used to Dash. Further than that, I think your idea is amazing and I wish the greatest success in this, have an excellent week!
Thank you Jesus for your enthusiastic comment!

Throughout the process of identifying the real opportunity of AgroCognitive (not only in Venezuela also in other territories), we talked with many farmers from different sectors. They are very aware of the challenges that await them to make their crops a productive and competitive activity. Some of them have visited / called us, and others farmer's associations who want AgroCognitive to be trained into their crops. So, we are 100% confidents rejects will not occurs.

The technological alliance with DASH network is the right answer to the concerns of our future clients about how to pay for the service. DASH technology offers the perfect fit for AgroCognitive commercial model and AgroCognitive give to DASH network a great opportunity to consolidate their adoption.

Yes! We have included in our deployment activities, education and training workshops for farmers and their community (it includes DASH HELP VENEZUELA support) to grant the right adoption and start.

Thank you for your support.
 
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Dear @jesccs ,
A few questions:
The contract of exclusion is for how long and it starts to run from what conditions? Not only in how long, but also with which concomitant triggering elements.
When will Dash start being used?
Do you plan to put a means of control of transactions isu of your activity, in order to have a view?
How many unique users are there in this segment?
What % of the market do you expect to get?
Let's say you take 1% of the market, that's how many users?
How many daily transactions per user do you expect to have?
What will be the amount per transaction considered?
If I have understood correctly you will be the first to do this in your country, knowing that these solutions already exist in other countries, what will happen if an existing company comes to set up in your country, having already everything closely to be used?
Why shouldn't we rather finance a company already mastering this technology to just implement Dash?
Why would an existing company in this sector want to use Dash for its business instead of currency?

Thx
 
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How do the farmers buy their inputs in dash?

Do they have access to the infrastructure necessary to transact Dash- mobile phones and data?

How educated are these farmers?
 

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Dear @jesccs ,
A few questions:
The contract of exclusion is for how long and it starts to run from what conditions? Not only in how long, but also with which concomitant triggering elements.
When will Dash start being used?
Do you plan to put a means of control of transactions isu of your activity, in order to have a view?
How many unique users are there in this segment?
What % of the market do you expect to get?
Let's say you take 1% of the market, that's how many users?
How many daily transactions per user do you expect to have?
What will be the amount per transaction considered?
If I have understood correctly you will be the first to do this in your country, knowing that these solutions already exist in other countries, what will happen if an existing company comes to set up in your country, having already everything closely to be used?
Why shouldn't we rather finance a company already mastering this technology to just implement Dash?
Why would an existing company in this sector want to use Dash for its business instead of currency?

Thx
Dear JOL,

Thank you very much for your interest in our project, we are excited about your questions and we will gladly answer each of them in great detail:
  • DASH Exclusivity: The contract of exclusivity that we are processing with Dash Core Group is for 3 years, starting from the date AgroCognitive begins go live phase.
  • When will start:
    • If our proposal pass in this April cycle, the project would start in May. According to our plan, the technical integration with Dash, modeling of the user interface, predictive modeling and cognitive training will take 3 months for the first crop. So, by August, we would do the commercial launch.
    • Dash as our platform for payments and trade within the AgroCognitive ecosystem would begin to be used in August 2018
  • Monitoring our results: We have considered how to show the results to the community, AgroCognitive will generate a dashboard with monthly usage, could be online to anybody consumption. However, it is important to keep in mind that AgroCognitive seeks to create an impact at the root of the food chain and encourage the adoption of DASH in the field economy. The transactions that begin to occur between farmers and supplier vendors are beyond our control, we can only report to Dash community how many people have downloaded the wallet and received the dash bonus to our training and workshops.
  • Market questions
    • For the two crops with which we intend to start, in Venezuela there is a total cultivated area of 1,200,000 hectares, almost half is in the hands of agribusiness companies and government. Both types of customers (agribusiness & farmers) are our business target. We have previous agreements with some agribusiness companies and we could be monitoring an area of 250,000 hectares. With individual farmers we project 8% in the first year, which would add 50,000 for a total of 300,000 hectares being analyzed by AgroCognitive (for the first year, only in Venezuela). In this term, we estimate about 4,000 users and around 50,000 payment transactions with DASH
    • We have commercial partners in Central America, Ecuador, Peru and Chile with whom we would enter into commercial operation by the second year.
    • AgroCognitive services will not be used everyday on a crop, it is done once or twice a month. It depends on the type of crop, the drone's flight height must be adjusted for each crop type and before the photographic taking process. In general, the billing unit of the service is a picture, and each one can cover 1 hectare, which will be invoiced at a rate of approximately 2 USD (does not include the drone rental service). For our target market, we estimate 2,100 services per month (invoiced to be pay only in DASH). The average price of each invoice depends on the crop area of each client (ranging from 50 hectares and above)
  • Competitors: In Venezuela (and mainly in LATAM) there is no company offering a service of the analytical scope of AgroCognitive and based on a machine learning engine. There are companies that have custom-made monitoring solutions for crops such as corn or wheat and for specific seeds vendors (Monsanto, Syngenta, etc) but only provide crops monitoring and diagnosis, do not offer recommendations for remediation nor predictive analytics of yields. The advantage of having as a AI engine, a machine learning, is that we can train AgroCognitive in more crops with a very low investment, which gives us a great capacity to open new markets, something that others can’t do right now without having to invest a lot of money. Competitors could come, of course, but we see some obstacles they would have: its high fees and the minimum operating conditions they need (infrastructure, networks, sensors), put them out of the reach of even agribusiness companies in our country and in other LATAM territories. We have some potencial customers in outside Venezuela that has said to us they prefer to wait for AgroCognitive to go out to the market instead of investing a lot of money to monitor their crops, with us they only have to contract the service, because we are a 100% cloud solution.
  • Why AgroCognitive and not other player?
    • We have more than 10 years doing descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. We know the business, and we have gained recognition in the use of machine learning technology. This project was not created a couple of months ago, it has 2 years of research, validation with experts, testing and prototyping, and has been awarded by LATAM’s organization and jury. We believe that we have the technical credentials to make it real, the reputation and organizational structure to Dash Community believe in us. Our company is small but not borned with this project or because a Dash injection's motivation; we exist 13 years ago.
    • Maybe you should rather finance a big player in agribusiness and feel more confidence, we are humble and understand that, but surely it will cost at least 4 or 5 times more than us, and the final cost for farmer will be equally high and impossible to them (this companies are also sensor and high technology suppliers providers, they want to sell them). Where DASH adoption will be more successful ? in the pocket of people (farmers) or in the hand of big companies?
  • Why DASH?
    • For AgroCognitive, DASH is the key to access and enable our business model. In Venezuela there is no access to USD for the payment of technology (only government have access to it), but there are exchange platforms (funded by DASH) that will allow customers to exchange their bolivars (our currency) for DASH, without intermediaries or abusive commissions.
    • But this is not the only thing, it is the agility with which the customer can access the results of their monitoring. Once they send your payment in DASH, the unlock PIN is confirmed and sent to you to access your analytics. Anybody want to wait for a bank transfer in USD, check them online (that's someone should do, so there will bring labor costs there) and authorize the unlocking PIN.
    • Our business is in cloud with incredibly low operating costs, and we want to provide the technology for our customer pay just for the service they will receive, not for old economy’s bureaucracy and intermediaries. It is the past, we look for the future!
Please JOL let us know if each question was answered to your satisfaction and if you share or not our vision.
Regards and happy day
 
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How do the farmers buy their inputs in dash?

Do they have access to the infrastructure necessary to transact Dash- mobile phones and data?

How educated are these farmers?
Hi Jeremy! thank you for your interest in AgroCognitive. Very good questions, next our answers:

How customers will access DASH
In Venezuela, two exchange platforms have been developed (CryptoLifeX and Colibit, both funded by DASH) that will allow farmers to change their bolivars (our local currency) quickly and easily to DASH. We have had some preliminary technical meets with CrytoLifex in order to implement a direct integration between they and us, so we want to do payment process even easier for customers

Do future customer have access to the internet?
This question was one of the factors that most disturbed us when we were designing this project: does it exist Internet access in the fields?
According to official reports, the country has a coverage of 61% of internet access by a ISP or cell phone carrier, however 90% of the fertile land for growing food is on the axis of the northern center of the country, where people can have a coverage of almost 70% which is very good for our business, you can see the link attached with an CONATEL's infographic (regulatory agency for telecommunications)
http://www.conatel.gob.ve/penetracion-de-internet-en-venezuela-supera-61/151117_laminainternet2/
In conversations with some farmers' cooperatives (aggregations of farmers from a region or a crop type) they told us that they are very organized for access to data (including mobile) and they could even buy it own drone so they do not have to pay the rent of one. So if we believe that this would not be a barrier to AgroCognitive at regions we want to start (Aragua, Portuguesa, Guarico, Azoategui, Miranda, Cojedes)

Education level
Farmers know how to work the land and it is probably knowledge that is inherited from generation to generation. But they have also received education from the Venezuelan government learn read and write (according to the UN report, Venezuela is a country with the lowest levels of illiteracy in the region). They also currently use the internet to do banking transactions, pay suppliers and receive payments for their products. So asking them to access the AgroCognitive service portal will not mean a change or resistance.

We have include in our implementación and go live rodmap, training in the use of AgroCognitive and DASH as Digital Cash, teaching them how to use the wallet and how to make payments between them. We also count with the support of DASH HELP VENEZUELA team to help us in this great work

Thank you for reading about us
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@jesccs,
Your answers confirmed my choice to support this proposal.
I'd like to see how it goes.
Good luke with your proposal.
On behalf of the AgroCognitive team, thank you very much for your support. We are confident that this proposal will add value to DASH network
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Our Proposal is LIVE!

Thank you Dash Community for supporting us!
Now our proposal is waiting for MNO's votes!!!

Want to vote for us?
Manually vote on this proposal (DashCore - Tools - Debugconsole):
gobject vote-many 026972b2eadf15d9d89702dedd0205ff9d14a603a6f4747535d8f38b69d604e5 funding yes


Via DASH Central:

https://www.dashcentral.org/p/AgroCognitiveVenezuela1

Thanks!
 

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Buenas noches @jesccs esta propuesta es muy interesante y creo que vale la pena el riesgo de aceptarla de la comunidad. ya que el mercado de los agronegocios es ciertamente muy grande y puede ser una gran adopción para Dash no solo de la gente común sino también de los comerciantes que se mueven en este mercado.

Soy de Venezuela y ofrezco mi ayuda para hacer que este proyecto crezca,

¡Te deseo la mejor de las suertes!

Saludos

Ronald Arreaza
 

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Buenas noches @jesccs esta propuesta es muy interesante y creo que vale la pena el riesgo de aceptarla de la comunidad. ya que el mercado de los agronegocios es ciertamente muy grande y puede ser una gran adopción para Dash no solo de la gente común sino también de los comerciantes que se mueven en este mercado.

Soy de Venezuela y ofrezco mi ayuda para hacer que este proyecto crezca,

¡Te deseo la mejor de las suertes!

Saludos

Ronald Arreaza
Muchas gracias por tus comentarios y dar soporte a nuestro proyecto. Estamos muy emocionados y en la carrera para que nuestra propuesta pase, creemos mucho en esta iniciativa y gracias por tu ayuda, todo el relacionamiento y colaboración es bienvenida siempre. En mi perfil estan mis datos de linkedin para que me contactes.
Saludos y éxitos
 

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*** NEWS NEWS NEWS ***
The AgroCognitive team has been visiting some agribusness producers to gather opinions and testimonies about this project, the ease of payment with DASH and its benefits to the farmer. We have the first potential client that would subscribe our service: CENTRAL EL PALMAR http://www.elpalmar.com.ve
CENTRAL EL PALMAR It is the main producer of sugar in Venezuela with a processing capacity of 9,000 tons of sugarcane per day. They have a service business unit for farmers (called SACCA), within which they want to provide access to them to AgroCognitive and improve their production and minimize the risks by pest losses.

Hand in hand with CENTRAL EL PALMAR we will access to FUNDACAÑA, which is the most important association of sugar cane farmers in the country and through which we can launch AgroCognitive and provide training workshops on the use and adoption of DASH.

Welcome aboard to CENTRAL EL PALMAR!
 
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Hello Everyone,

We're exciting our company classification in a new challenge, this time with a artificial intelligence project for a insurance company, we believe that this is a opportunity to expose our work to AgroCognitive in the region, and even identify opportunities to empower more projects with DASH.

Reference: "Claim Services - Venezuela" https://www.cognitiva.la/blog/clasificados-i-etapa-del-desafio-cognitivo-latam-2018/
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Given that there are predictions of imminent famine in Venezuela, this is timely and helpful.

It would be interesting to see the Spanish version of the flyer.
It would be helpful I think to have the Dash logo on the flyer.
It would be interesting to see some video of how you present cryptocurrency to farmers, given that farmers are not one of the first groups I would expect to target. Farmers aren't usually the people I'd expect to be tech-savvy but I could be wrong here.

Kudos! Best wishes with your proposal. :)
 
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Given that there are predictions of imminent famine in Venezuela, this is timely and helpful.

It would be interesting to see the Spanish version of the flyer.
It would be helpful I think to have the Dash logo on the flyer.
It would be interesting to see some video of how you present cryptocurrency to farmers, given that farmers are not one of the first groups I would expect to target. Farmers aren't usually the people I'd expect to be tech-savvy but I could be wrong here.

Kudos! Best wishes with your proposal. :)
Hi @George Donnelly thanks for you feedback, i add the spanish flyer, you can check and give your opinion.
Flyer Agrocognitive - Dash Español.png
For the approach with farmer we make a lobby with somes medium and large agro association and some big argo industry, this introduce a group with knowledge in agro commercial, beneficing the communication with the farmer guild.

At now the feedback we have received from the industry have been very promising. Check this video:
 
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Hi
For the approach with farmer we make a lobby with somes medium and large agro association and some big argo industry, this introduce a group with knowledge in agro commercial, beneficing the communication with the farmer guild.
Have you given any talks yet to individual farmers? I would be interested to hear of your experiences with that, if possible.[/user]
 
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Have you given any talks yet to individual farmers? I would be interested to hear of your experiences with that, if possible.[/user]
Yes indeed, now we have had meetings with 2 industries including the areas of technology and agriculture, an association of sugarcane growers (this groups all the country's sugarcane growers) and a group of farmers from the cocoa sector.

For massive adoption we plan to support ourselves with the @Dashelp team, today our Director will be in their offices generating alliances that will allow us a real adoption.

Additionally, we have managed to be in radio, television and some news portals, thanks to the momentum we gained with participation in the "Cognitive Challenge LATAM 2017" and the obtaining of the "People Choice Awards".

I share the links: http://smartbasegroup.com/category/noticias/
Interview:
 
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We are pleased to invite you to our webinar "AgroCognitive powered by Dash" where we will have the opportunity to make a brief introduction of this alliance and show a demo of our solution and how we plan to make Dash an easy payment method.

The appointment is for next Wednesday 25/04 at 01:00 pm GMT-4 on our YouTube channel through a live.

Join us: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQkIIs2O4fcKWFGNYcz5tag?disable_polymer=true
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Yes indeed, now we have had meetings with 2 industries including the areas of technology and agriculture, an association of sugarcane growers (this groups all the country's sugarcane growers) and a group of farmers from the cocoa sector.
I'll be interested to see actual video of real farmers and their reactions to Dash, questions, etc. Hope you can share something like that soon. Best wishes with this.
 
There is a lot to read - is there "proof" that your system will actually work to help increase yields? Are you going to be pushing sustainable ag or just chemical use?
Hi, @joemoraca!

AgroCognitive is based in precision agriculture techniques. The main idea is that the farmers can manage their fields focusing on the zones that really needs their attention. These techniques are not only the future, but also the present of agriculture. Big traditional companies from the sector have been migrating to this kind of technology to improve the performance of the fields.

The farmers will be able to detect on time affectations on their crops. Because of that, crops will grow healthier increasing their yields. The objective of using AgroCognitive is precisely decrease the amount of chemicals that farmers use in their fields. Knowing when and where to use them, will allow farmers to save money on chemicals and make it a more sustainable activity.

Our system is validated and the next step is develop and train the machine learning models using data from different crops.
 
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