For this project, we started from a Make.org study that highlighted the desire of French people to consume more responsibly, especially by eating local and seasonal food.
In addition, we noticed the progressive rise of urban farm initiatives in Paris in particular. We found that no initiative offered city dwellers the opportunity to produce their own vegetables, which made us want to ask Parisians about it. So we went to several supermarkets of all kinds in Paris and asked Parisians about the possibility of being able to produce their own fruit and vegetables. We found that many Parisians are sensitive to their diet but do not act accordingly due to a lack of space or competence in this area.
"I try to eat organic and seasonal as much as possible, so I'm careful."
Sentence heard by a client who had a basket full of banana and avocado in the middle of winter in Paris.
Importance of data
This project is therefore only plausible through a substantial technological contribution, and in particular through very extensive data processing. Indeed, the sensors present in the various plots are in permanent communication with servers that process the useful data to be sent back to the user. This project therefore requires permanent processing of the data provided by the sensors.
Moreover, the data comes not only from the sensors but also from the user himself. The user will regularly change the watering and temperature parameters for an optimized growth of his plants.
It is therefore necessary in this project to have an optimized connectivity, hence the need for 5G, which will allow a precision in the monitoring and maintenance of the plants but also to identify very quickly possible technical flaws in the system.