Mr. Fikiri Matatizo, a YEESI Lab and 3rd year BSc. with Education (Physics and IT) student at Sokoine University of Agriculture placed first in a pitch competition that was conducted at the National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC). Mr Fikiri presented his final year project in which he is developing a "Plant Diseases Detection and Monitoring App". This mobile app is using machine vision technology (AI-based) to detect diseases affecting tomato plants. Mr Fikiri is using the YEESI dataset to train the model. The App is based on Flutter technology with its backend using TensorFlow Lite. Mr Fikiri is being advised on this project by the YEESI Lab PI, Dr Kadeghe Fue.
The pitch competition awarded the leading candidate with 1.5 Million TZS and the winner certificate, the 1st runners-up took 1.0 Million TZS while the 2nd runners-up took home 0.5 Million TZS.
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