Nerit’e is a multidisciplinary team that got together to develop solutions for agriculture by harnessing the power of technology. The variety of disciplines we used to create Nerit’e’s main product are Horticulture, Mechatronics, Data Analysis, Machine Learning and User-Centered Design.
The Matlatzinca People in the Valley of Mexico tell the story of the Fireflies that Embellish the Trees. The story tells of a festival where once a year, people would light torches all over the valley to guide fireflies to the trees of the town. Once they found the trees, the fireflies would rest on them and the people from the village would sing until the torches burnt out. Then the night would be dark, but it did not matter, because the trees would be happy again.
Now, people have stopped lighting the torches and the trees are forgotten. The Matlatzincas say it is up to us to light those torches again, and to care about nature once more. Hence our name, Nerit’e or “torch”. Because we believe that it is time to light those torches. Nature today is suffering, but with the right tools, we can make sure to care for her again. This is why we set out to build those tools.