As a group of 5 International Development Management students we are concerned about both the increasing threat of the locust swarms in Kenya as well as the inefficient and damaging use of chemicals to combat the swarms.
Our drive to find effective, environmentally friendly solutions to mitigate the locust plagues goes hand in hand with the increasing demand of new technological approaches.
After extensive research we have developed the DRONEHERD and set up our business that carries the same name.
Our DRONEHERDs help farmers who want to protect their crop from the locust plagues by steering the locusts into low value land use and creating an opportunity to harvest and sell them to profit.
Value and Mission
Our mission is to support the mitigation of the growing locust plagues in Kenya and to save affected livelihoods by offering the DRONEHERD to African non-profit organizations and small-scale farmers.
Sustainable Development Goals
The locust drone will help achieve a peaceful and prosperous planet by aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals, No poverty, life on land, industry innovation and infrastructure and Justice and strong institutions and Partnership for the goals.