Mary Aboagye is a co-founder of aiScarecrow Technologies (Ghana), an Agritech startup focused on crop protection, helping cereal farmers successfully ward-off pest birds from consuming their crop. With her background as an environmental scientist, she established the environmental change agency, an organisation dedicated to environmental preservation. Her efforts got her enlisted as one of the top 540 women in Africa involved in the Agritech or Agribusiness space. She co-founded aiScarecrow Technologies in 2019 and has since then won several awards including the KIC Agritech challenge 2019, the ingenuity cup 2021, the Israeli green innovation competition 2022.
LoA chatted to the innovation-driven Mary Aboagye about her entrepreneurial journey and her passion for finding solutions to real agribusiness challenges.
What does your company do?
aiScarecrow Technologies is a crop protection startup that helps cereal farmers-specifically rice, sorghum and millet farmers to successfully ward off pest birds from their farms. On average these farmers lose 15-20% of the yield to pest birds, losses are to the tune of over $ 80 million annually. These farmers spend on average 8-10 hours a day trying to ward of these birds from their farms. Our solution helps the farmers cut losses to these pest birds by 90-95% as well as enabling them save on average 8-10 hours of valuable time.
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