Farmr wants to become the Facebook and the LinkedIn of French farmers

Out of isolation, entertain, inform, recruit an employee, and, why not, find a soul mate? On Wednesday, the 500,000 French farmers will have a new tool to help

Farmr wants to become the Facebook and the LinkedIn of French farmers

Out of isolation, entertain, inform, recruit an employee, and, why not, find a soul mate? On Wednesday, the 500,000 French farmers will have a new tool to help them to cultivate their fields... and their garden inside. Farmr, the first social network farming, arrives in the meadow. Objective: to meet the needs of an agricultural population, often isolated, disrupted by farms of a more extensive and legislative changes and technological Accessible on a smartphone, the site allows you to geo-tag his farm online, exchange machines and raw materials, or to provide common tools or good practices: for example, solutions that minimize the use of pesticides, hot topic with the release of glyphosate, scheduled for late 2020.

all in function of the specialty and the location of the user. "Often, the solutions to the myriad of issues that arises with the farmer already exist. We want to be the Facebook, the Twitter and LinkedIn of the farmers", explains Thomas Camboulive, co-founder of the site with Baptist Létocart (photo) - himself a grandson of operator. "Out of the question, of course, charge a fee for access, which would only add to the burdens already felt by farmers", support the two startuppers,who want to convince marks of the agricultural sector of the track on this project which received a grant of 25.000 euros from Bpifrance. Goal is to attract 5,000 users by the end of 2019.

Date Of Update: 27 Haziran 2019, 00:00

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