A programme that allows farm managers to monitor harvest operations from their smart phone has been named one of eight start-ups selected to take part in the inaugural Sprout agritech business accelerator programme.
Dunedin entrepreneurs Andrew Humphries and Tom Rivett created AgriTrack to help large scale crop farmers with the multitude of logistical challenges during harvest time, particularly those associated with vehicle management. The programme enables live tracking of vehicles and is already being used in more than 30 farms in Western Australia.
Sprout Programme Manager James Bell-Booth says the selection committee was impressed by Humphries and Rivett’s success to date.
“AgriTrack has laid solid foundations and is seeing great results already. More than 160 vehicles are using the tracking system in Western Australia and the feedback from customers is very positive,” says Bell-Booth.
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