The upcoming 2022 Animal AgTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco will see local agricultural startup Jaguza Livestock, showcase its innovation. The Ugandan-based firm is the sole African representative and the startup stands tall among the nine other startups that have been shortlisted from around the world. These firms, coming from countries like the USA, Canada and Colombia are involved in tackling key challenges facing poultry, beef, dairy and hog production.
Animal AgTech provides an exciting platform for early to mid-stage livestock and dairy firms to introduce their technology solutions to an audience of international animal-based AgTech business leaders, investors and technology integrators.
All participating startups will be allowed to present a snapshot of their solution, emphasizing the most innovative aspects and their technology, business model, and marketing strategy. They will then move to the question and answer stage, where a panel of investors will make inquiries about their innovations.
In its operations, Jaguza has developed a system that combines data science, machine learning, sensors and drones to improve core farming processes that boost efficiency and productivity sustainably.
The Jaguza platform is an offline and cloud IoT-based livestock management system that encompasses animal healthcare monitoring, information dissemination, disease detection, and a one-stop online veterinarian. It also features a marketplace for livestock, equipment, and drugs, among other farm inputs.
Speaking about the opportunity, Ronald Katamba, Founder of Jaguza, notes that “We are happy to be allowed to participate and showcase our innovation at one of the biggest tech summits in the world.” He also added that, “I hope we get investors from the summit —getting the funds from investors will help us increase our production, and create employment opportunities.”
Once they get funding, Ronald intimates that Jaguza will set up a factory here in Uganda to manufacture their products rather than have them manufactured and assembled in China. “With enough funds, we can set up our factory and have these products made here. Hence, creating employment opportunities. “
As the demand increases for new technologies which improve animal health & welfare, reduce the environmental impact of livestock farming and ensure high-quality and consistent meat & dairy products for the consumer, Jaguza wants to be part of the solution to these challenges.