AgrioTec is a precision technology system which provides an effective solution for safe agricultural production, free of chemicals, focusing on greenhouse farmers. AgrioTec tackles the random consumption issue of agricultural resources by providing customized guidance and directions to farmers, in addition to a centralized monitoring system to increase their yield and decrease production costs. Its system adopts machine learning methods that support the farmer’s performance within the agricultural activities, and will help increase production of the crops and reduce costs.
Agriotec team includes ambitious leading specialist Engineers that aim at developing the agricultural sector, composed of 3 main people; Hisham Shriam, CEO and founder, is an Agricultural Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Plant Production and Protection, who has experience and knowledge in the agricultural field, He manages the operations AGRIOTE system and follow up with engineers who provides the interactive directions for farmers in agricultural sector. Iman Ahmed, Business Developer and Network Manager, has a Master’s degree in Leadership with experience in Strategic Project management, she also worked at Microsoft as a business manager and contributed to a piloting phase of IoT for agriculture. Ahmed Saqqa, Software Engineer, has a Bachelor’s degree in Information technology, and has more than 6 years of experience in computer systems development and system analysis. Also, Ahmed is an expert in hardware installation and configuration processes.
Modern farms and agricultural activities work far (more) differently than those a few decades ago, primarily because of advancements in technology, including machines, sensors, devices, and IoT. Today’s agriculture routinely uses sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology. The monitoring and control of greenhouses through computers and smartphones allow businesses to be more profitable, efficient, safer, and more environmentally friendly.
Agriotec is where technology meets the growing of healthy and productive crops through modern techniques. By targeting greenhouses, Agriotec’s platform features an increase in production, prediction of crop diseases, prediction of the weather, precise use of water and fertilizers, alarm system, integrated pest management, rapid response and ongoing maintenance.
Agriotec’s vision is to better support farmers locally, regionally, and globally.
Expansion & Growth
Since having its base in Palestine, Agriotec aims to expand regionally reaching both developed and less developed counties such as; Africa and Southeast Asia with the help of NGOs. As for expanding globally, Agriotec’s ambition is to reach the world.
The founders plan on upgrading the system at a later phase to include all types of urban agriculture such as hydroponics and aeroponics.
Safety, health, and environmental matters
Safety, health, and environmental issues are of top concerns to Agriotec as it operates in the field of greenhouses which produces gases that are harmful to the environment. Therefore, Agriotec takes the best measures possible in order to limit gases emissions by controlling all factors involved. In addition, health and safety of farmers is also taken into consideration.
Awards and Distinction
- Hult prize
- UCAS Technology Incubator
- Agricultural Development Association (PARC)
- Challenge Japan in Gaza strip
- ICRC IN Gaza
- Falastin Newspaper
- Wattan News Agency
- Al Jazeera Channel
- MAILY TV
- Alkofiya TV