Nakheel

Country: Bahrain

Founded: 2018

Phase of development: Private Beta

Number of Employees: 4

Website: www.nakheel.io 

Nakheel is building Internet of Things based solution to enable early detection of Red Palm Weevil in palm tree farms, so that farmers can take early action and save these productive tree. Red Palm Weevil is an insect that attacks palm tree trunk by laying 300 eggs, that convert into larvae, those larvae feed into the internal fiber of the tree, and eventually lead to total destruction of the tree, while having no alarming signs for damage. Farmers are currently relying on legacy techniques like, visual inspection, pheromone, light traps …etc. those are really not effective. FAO has declared that more than 60 countries across the world are facing the danger of this insect. The Red Palm Weevil attacks more than 40 different kinds of palm trees, majority of them are productive with high economic value, like oil palm, coconut and date palm trees.