This project aims to develop an application to crowd-source local growers’ information about pests and diseases affecting their crops and the effects on their harvest. Data results could be creatively mapped or displayed graphically, e.g. by mapping the spread with time of the pests/ diseases. Crowd-sourced crop pictures could be incorporated for community identification of the pest/disease.

This project is solving the Crop Alert – Learning From the Growers challenge.



Develop a mobile/web app/SMS capability to help growers who face challenges from crop pests and diseases. The key benefits of this application:

  • Works as an early alert system for farmers in neighboring regions, providing them with information in advance about specific pests/ diseases they will need to protect their crops from. It could help to reduce the overuse of pesticides through more targeted preventative measures being identified.

  • Provision of an additional data source for scientists to investigate the links between crop pest / disease spread and the contributing economic, social and meteorological factors.

Project Information

License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPL-3.0)

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  • Dai Huynh