eFarmer, Ukrainian technology startup, was one of few projects to receive 50,000 EUR incentive funding and on the 1st of September 2014, has moved its headquarters to European Space Agency business incubation centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Pretty soon eFarmers will be using space technologies to grow their food more efficiently.
eFarmer B.V., which was registered on 21st of July 2014, has created a farmer’s notebook application that can be used by farmers to record their field activities. The eFarmer app is free to download on Google Play and iTunes App Store.
The app lets farmers measure field boundaries, plan activities, make scouting photos, account for materials in a simple easy-to-use notebook.
eFarmer, which for a long time was an R&D project of KM Core Ukrainian technology company, was co-Founded by Michael Utkin, Sergey Tikhonov, Alexey Bogatyryov and Viktor Yermak.
Michael, who works at KM Core as its Vice President, saw an opportunity to develop the project outside of Ukraine, as the notebook app is geared toward small and medium family farms around the world. Michael has invested his own and brother’s money to the project, while Sergey, Alexey and Viktor brought 10 year expertise of developing agricultural software.
More than 25,000 eFarmers in 116 countries have already downloaded the app and the company is generating some revenue from its corporate clients.
In ESA business incubation centre in Noordwijk, the company plans to develop GNSS hardware to make the space technologies accessible for small and medium family farmers.