AI powered diagnosis and blockchain based tools for healthy livestock and crops
2021 SEED Climate Adaptation Award Green Technologies Choongwe, Zambia

Pollen is an App and USSD based digital platform using a combination of AI, Big data and Big Data Analytics into predictive models that function in real time by facilitating accurate, rapid detection and diagnosis of crop and livestock diseases. The system utilises data captured from various locations to provide farm specific and ready to use data to farmers in their local languages for better livestock and crop management.

The business model is a subscription based revenue model; revenues are generated through subscription for services offered; it offers instant diagnosis pay as you go for only $1 a week.

Eco-inclusive Impacts

Pollen is building climate resilience in livestock and crop farming communities in Zambia by providing ready-to-use data for farmers, coupled with skills training on climate-resilient farming practices.
  • Equipping 500 farmers with diagnosis systems in local languages
  • Training rural farmers in climate resilient farming (forage production and early maturing crop farming)
  • Provide farm specific and ready to use data in local languages for better livestock and crop management
  • Reduce unsustainable agriculture practice, using Pollen AI diagnostic tools leading to 15% reduction of CO2 emissions
  • AI enhanced weather and production prediction supports climate adaptation and resilience, by reducing use of material, time and resources


  • Farmers benefit through access to agro-services matching financial savings cycles and offering a revenue sharing model




This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

The Zambia Development Agency helps establish working relationships with local government organisations to reach rural and small-scale farmers and farming cooperatives.

Celo is providing technical and financial support to scale pollen and increase prosperity for farmers in Zambia and across the region.

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