In a world that demands more food every day, agricultural sectors around the globe are facing huge unnecessary damages induced by birds. Just a few examples are the flower market in South-America and Africa where the bird damage is expected to be more than € 40 million each year, or the Dutch agricultural sector. Here, farmers are experiencing more and more problems due to geese eating crops from their lands, resulting in geese damages exceeding € 19.5 million in 2016 (and rising further). Additionally, farmers are subordinated by getting none or incomplete compensation for incurred damage by their governments.
Garuda has the solution to make their farmlands more resilient to birds. This is done by providing a service which utilizes autonomous drones to repel birds, which effectiveness is supported by scientific research and a first “proof of concept” by us. We also believe that the benefit of having an autonomous drone is currently underestimated, as it can provide additional value to the farmer, by monitoring farmers’ crops autonomously.