Equipment/Technology

The advent of online, global crop consultancy services?

It was announced recently that German AgTech startup Farmee teamed up with leading Dutch agricultural consulting company Delphy to support farmers remotely – anywhere in the world.

In a press release issued by Delphy, it is said that the two consultancy companies have now launched the online platform Farmee Experts. Combining their services, both partners will provide affordable crop consulting services purely online. It is said that any farmer in the world having an issue with their plants can post a question on the Farmee Experts website. Within 24 hours, the question will be answered remotely by Delphy’s experienced agronomists.

Farmers just have to pay once for this troubleshooting without any long-term costs or commitment, it is said. All questions and answers are private and cannot be seen by other users. As a special launch deal, Farmee Experts offers the first answer for a new registered user completely free. After that, any question will be answered for a fixed price of 49 USD during the market entry phase.

“Knowledge still is the biggest challenge in agriculture today”, says Jacco van der Wekken, CEO of Delphy. “With Farmee Experts, we bring the know-how of our experts to new and innovative customer segments, worldwide.” Especially innovative owners of small-sized greenhouses, indoor growers or urban farmers will benefit from having access to professional advice through an affordable service.

Florian Hassler, Co-Founder of Farmee, is looking forward to the collaboration: “We are really excited to launch our platform with Delphy as a renowned partner. We believe that sharing knowledge will help many farmers worldwide to grow better food.”

In the future, Farmee Experts wants to open up their platform for other partners, becoming the world’s first open marketplace for online crop consulting.

Source: Delphy
Farmee website