New Israel Agritech Company Quickly Reaching International Success
Saillog is an Israeli startup leveraging artificial intelligence algorithms to manage plant diseases and pests. Saillog received international recognition last week during the 2018 India Israel Global Innovation Challenge. The co-creation summit showcased pioneering startups in the fields of agriculture, clean water, and healthcare and was broadcasted live throughout India and on social media outlets. In attendance were Indian Prime Minister Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Saillog was acknowledged as a winning solution and took home a Certificate of Achievement signed by Ramesh Abhishek, the Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Government of India.
Of the company’s recent acknowledgment, Saillog’s CEO Nessi Benishti, Ph.D. said, “It is a great honor to be recognized by the Indian and Israeli governments. We at Saillog seek to continue being a part of ending global food insecurity and hope this achievement brings us closer to farmers worldwide.”
Saillog develops numerous products providing technology solutions for disease and pest management. In 2017, Saillog launched Agrio, a smartphone app that is available in nine languages and has quickly generated a global presence among small-scale farmers, large-scale farmers, and home gardeners.
Saillog was created by Nessi Benishti who has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Oxford University, cofounded Augmedics in 2014, and is now utilizing his expertise in computer vision and artificial intelligence to provide solutions to the agricultural sector.
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