Hydroponic farming requires precise monitoring and control, often facilitated by IoT devices like Raspberry Pis. Combining data from multiple Pis into a cohesive dataset stored in a database like MongoDB is crucial for effective analysis and machine learning applications.

Measuring various features such as temperature, humidity, light intensity (E), pH levels, carbon dioxide concentration (CO2), plant height, and plant health at frequent intervals using supervised machine learning, particularly logistic regression, can indeed provide insights into predicting successful lettuce leafy green harvests. However, the accuracy of such predictions may vary depending on several factors, including the quality and quantity of data, feature selection, and model complexity.

To detect plant diseases efficiently, incorporating data collection, sensors, and machine learning can significantly enhance the detection process. Here's an outline of an optimal approach:

The pilot program consists of two critical phases: IoT/sensors/datalogging and AI/ML. To achieve seamless integration, both teams must work collaboratively. The key to success lies in proper design, accurate monitoring, and triggering, with comprehensive datalogging of all relevant data points.

A Data-Driven Approach to Vertical Farming
In the world of farming, new methods are constantly being explored to meet the increasing demand for food. One promising approach is the use of data-driven techniques in vertical farming, where crops are grown in controlled indoor environments.

We believe that the success of this project hinges on a multidisciplinary approach and welcome collaboration with domain experts and we welcome all to join us playing a vital role in bringing our innovative ideas to life and contributing to the growth of the start-up community in the region.

There are several excellent open-source project management tools available for managing project timelines, assigning tasks, and collaborating with team members. Here are a few popular options:

The scenario described and discussed in Part1 of this article, where machine learning models are used to predict the success of a harvest in vertical farming based on various environmental and plant-related data, falls under the broader umbrella of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Our dedication lies in harnessing the possibilities offered by web3 and blockchain technologies within industries on the brink of transformation in this rapidly evolving Digital Age. Currently, our primary emphasis is on forming partnerships with key stakeholders to conceptualize and implement an innovative vertical farming initiative in Southeast Asia.

Since the publication of the previous article, numerous developments have taken place. We have successfully achieved certification as blockchain developers for our Blockchain Project Leads. Additionally, we are delighted to share that we've introduced two new blockchain projects: "hashrepos," featuring an ERC-721 smart contract, and "room4all," incorporating various web3 functionalities.

2020 kicks in with the launch of Project DeSIGN leveraging on the takeaways from Project Mint.

The mission is to create awareness and increase adoption of the blockchain domain through education in the form of seminars, workshops, meetups and roundtable discussions.

Baked into the project are features such as decentralisation, consensus-building (trustless), censorship-resistant, open-source, programmable, ease of on boarding for interested individuals

Milestone – building vibrant communities.

Building vibrant communities is tough. Individuals are driven differently and even when interests are perceived to be aligned, two issues surfaced– byzantine generals’ problem and tragedy of the commons.

Milestone – Mitigating the risk of a single point of failure.

Rolling out a network of systems that allows for the production/delivery of goods and services to the marketplace, especially the white space. An integrated payment processing system to complete the last mile for trade anywhere in the world.

Milestone - Putting in place a sound infrastructure that can scale.

From a macro perspective, sustainable growth can (only) be generated through innovation.

It is time to leverage on the collaborative venture program (CVP) to roll-out a series of projects to help individuals be active stakeholders in a smart city value proposition.

Measuring and managing - Outcomes

KPIs[1] should cover at the highest possible source of inputs including the Board and Executive and cascade down to other key functional areas.

Human capital

Even before integrated thinking[1], you need to begin with “first who then what?”


Wealth distribution is skewed favoring a minority few with ordinary individuals having limited opportunities to innovate and a holding pattern persists.

It is a known fact that an optimal way to managing risks is to maintain a portfolio with asset classes that work together to produce a higher return for a given unit of risk.

We are looking to build actionable solution(s) with a social cause.

Is there a trust deficit? what, why, how, where……….if so, how to prevent ( over and above solving ) it?