According to the FAO’s statistics ( Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) over the past two decades the availability of agricultural labor in orchard, especially for tasks like fruit-picking, thinning and trimming, has shrunk by nearly 50% worldwide, while the volume of global fruit production has doubled during the same period. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation by limiting migrant workers to cross borders, reducing labor availability even further. Our company is able to alleviate this global pain and secure fruit supply by filling the human-labor-gap with our autonomous solution. We have been engaging in one of the most challenging technological projects, that attracts extraordinary and agile team. Our system is at the forefront of autonomous technologies, combining AI with computer vision, advanced robotics, aeronautical engineering, state-of-the-art flight control and software. We solved numerous technological challenges and eventually approaching the commercial phase. Our solution demonstrates the highest performance at the lowest costs, along with high flexibility, that enable us to harvest gently multiple fruit types.
our product is an authonomous agricultural vehicle which carries up to 6 drones and is designed to harvest amny king of fruits: apples. Oranges, Avocado and many others. The system also provides valuable data about the condition of the orchard to be used by the farmer.
Fruit picking generates more than 25% of growing cost and is performed by temporary labor which is hard to find and is deminishing. Our technology reduces the cost of fruit picking by up to 75% and provides stability and certainty to the grower.
the company works with a number of large growers: Mehadrin and Bereshit in Israel, Stemilt and fresh Group in the US, Nufri in Spain and mny more.