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Vermis
Team I’m a PC
Changing the way the world farms
COST
Better harvest
Better harvest
Vermicomposting Worms
• Problems
– Low yield
– High manpower
– Reliability issue
VermisTM
• Monitor the living
condition of worms
• Reduce the cost of
manpower spent on
the worm
• Improve efficiency
and ...
Our Team of Advisors
• Mr. Royston Soh
– Managing Director,
Kiat Lee Landscape & Building
• Mr. Lam Yuen Sean
– PhD Candid...
Low Yield
High Manpower
Reliability issue
Comparison of Revenue
Based on 330 ha, California Wheat Farm
$0
$50,000
$100,000
$150,000
$200,000
Commercial Compost Chem...
Cost of Vermis System
Data: Economy Research Service (US Department of Agriculture), RedObit Science and Technology News,
...
Phase 1
Large commercial farmers
Phase 2
Small independent farmers
Target Audiences
Fertilisers Usage
72%
28%
Developed
Countries
Developing
Countries
Source: UNFAO, FAOSTAT 2007
Helping Poor Farmers
Conclusion
• UN Millennium
Development Goal:
– Environment
Sustainability
• Changing the way
the world farms
Questions?
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Project Vermis, Team I'm a PC

  1. 1. Vermis Team I’m a PC Changing the way the world farms
  2. 2. COST
  3. 3. Better harvest
  4. 4. Better harvest
  5. 5. Vermicomposting Worms • Problems – Low yield – High manpower – Reliability issue
  6. 6. VermisTM • Monitor the living condition of worms • Reduce the cost of manpower spent on the worm • Improve efficiency and productivity
  7. 7. Our Team of Advisors • Mr. Royston Soh – Managing Director, Kiat Lee Landscape & Building • Mr. Lam Yuen Sean – PhD Candidate (Environmental), NUS Faculty of Engineering • Mr. Lee Hong Chen – Owner of 9 Farms in Cameron Highland, Malaysia • Andrew Carmody – A2 Partners Pte. Ltd. A2 Partners Pte. Ltd.
  8. 8. Low Yield
  9. 9. High Manpower
  10. 10. Reliability issue
  11. 11. Comparison of Revenue Based on 330 ha, California Wheat Farm $0 $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 Commercial Compost Chemical Fertilizer Vermis System 34.9%
  12. 12. Cost of Vermis System Data: Economy Research Service (US Department of Agriculture), RedObit Science and Technology News, FAO Statistics, US Wheat Associations Sensor Cost per Vermis Bin (Over a period of 5 years) $40.00 Aggregator Cost (Over a period of 3 years and 10 Bin/Aggregator) $4.67 Electricity $10.00 Plastic Bin Cost $50.00 Network $4.00 Cost Per Bin $108.67 Number of Bins for 330Hecture of Farmland 250 Gross Cost of Bins $27,167.00 Land Cost (Est. 0.5 Ha) $5,000.00 Worms (0.5Ton Worm/Lifecycle 1Year/Produce 12 Weeks Cycle) $12,500.00 Cost of Vermis System $44,667.00
  13. 13. Phase 1 Large commercial farmers Phase 2 Small independent farmers Target Audiences
  14. 14. Fertilisers Usage 72% 28% Developed Countries Developing Countries Source: UNFAO, FAOSTAT 2007
  15. 15. Helping Poor Farmers
  16. 16. Conclusion • UN Millennium Development Goal: – Environment Sustainability • Changing the way the world farms
  17. 17. Questions?

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