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Advance AI driven analysis


About: Adatos provides analysis on key crop performance metrics using AI to interpret huge amounts of multispectral and SAR data from satellites.

Capability and features:  Adatos uses advanced AI to provide analysis on any scale from 1 ha to 100,000,000 ha. We can measure foliar and soil macronutrients (N,P,K), moisture stress, yield estimation, pest and disease and other key indicators. This helps farmers optimise the use and type of fertiliser to where it is most needed based on 100% analysis of the crop.

For forestry we also measure biomass remotely.

Our technology can be applied to any crop in any location. We are keen to work with aggregators such as wholesale producers, buyers, fertiliser companies, equipment manufacturers, who can efficiently deliver this information to smallholders.

Progress to date

Achievements:

Custom disease detection models for specific crops.

Very large scale analysis to detect areas planted with oil palm and the biological age of the palm. Modelling of yield for crops based on large sets of high-dimensionality satellite and weather data.

SmartRisk


About

SmartRisk is a predictive and prescriptive solution for risk monitoring, mitigation and forecasting intelligence. The AI and machine learning based platform detects cropping patterns and predicts the future of the crop, thus highlighting the associated risk and opportunity for agri-stakeholders. Businesses can achieve farm-level crop detection and yield prediction through the SmartRisk capabilities that can also establish historical performance of every pixel at farm/postcode/state/country level by utilizing easy-to-use Connector APIs.

Capability and features

CropIn’s solutions are powered by proprietary algorithms built on ground data, satellite imagery and weather data, which are used to provide insights at farm and region level. The results are accurate, reliable, and highly predictable.

SmartRisk can improve the loan collection process, optimize the loan disbursement process, pre-emptively assess NPA, perform crop growth analysis to monitor risk in real time and expand lending portfolios to new regions with higher confidence. This is valuable for banks, NBFCs, microfinance institutions, insurance companies, government bodies, commodity traders and sourcing managers.

Lenders can detect cropping patterns, monitor the health of standing crop, estimate crop yield, and also establish the historical performance of a farm/plot. SmartRisk thus makes loan disbursement processes more streamlined, in addition to providing lenders with event triggers on a farmer/plot level.

Governments can take advantage of SmartRisk’s capability to efficiently predict crop yield in a given location for multiple types of crops to achieve varied objectives such as study of a crop’s productivity, nationwide yield estimation, planning and implementation of policies, and accurate payment of crop insurance claims among others.

CropIn largely works on a B2B model, catering to farming companies that employ farmers in large numbers. Through this, CropIn has been able to effectively digitize over 3.1 million acres of farmland within a short span of time.

Progress to date

CropIn’s platform has impacted over 2.1 million farmers worldwide.

SmartRisk’s proprietary ML algorithms enabled one of the world’s largest retailers to source high-quality grapes from farms at close proximity, thereby effectively cutting down expense incurred due to logistics and operational hassles.

A globally renowned beverage company leveraged SmartRisk’s intelligent crop detection capabilities to detect high-growth sorghum farms in order to set-up warehousing and processing centers in Nigeria.

Upcoming initiatives include: identification of stress and crop stages, expansion of CropIn’s reach in Southeast Asia, accurate detection of more crops, along with their health & yield estimates.

Blockchain for good


About

FairChain aims to create a shared value chain with positive externalities for all involved. FairChain implements blockchain technology in cocoa, coffee and tea supply chains. All actors in the chain become players in the same ecosystem, enabling those who traditionally have the least power to become a CEO of their own product. Farmers earn living income, while B2B and B2C customers decide how much they pay the producer and what they pay a premium for. The blockchain platform is developed by a FairChain IT team icw UNDP, KrypC, using the Stellar platform, with features including tokenization, farmer digital payments and precision agriculture.

Capability and features

Retail customers will receive a physical BLT token in their product packages and will be able to scan the token (that represents a monetary value of €0.50 cents). This takes them to the FairChain website, where the customer can choose to either Redeem the token (use it as a discount for their next purchase) or Share the token with to one of our three impact projects on Ecological, Economical or Healthcare level.

With a web app, all players in the value chain log data, e.g. coffee volume, price, processing/transaction costs, date, time, location, handler. This creates transparency and traceability as well as supply chain efficiency. FairChain redistributes value in the chain, e.g. enabling customers to pay a premium to a farmer for producing high quality, or for achieving an impact target like education.

Farmers are able to et online with their own digital identity, managing harvest forecast and results, eventually negotiating directly with customers, and receiving price premium for quality and impact targets.

NGOs receive full insight in real coffee value chain, giving them an opportunity to implement a ‘beyond certification’ solution on a large scale. In the future there will be an application where NGO’s can upload specific impact projects, for example “X amount of BP measurements in Ethiopia”, and customers can gift their token to that specific project and receive performance based confirmation of the project they supported. NGO’s will have to first perform before the smart contract will deposit the tokens in their wallet. The received tokens can then be exchanged to Fiat currency.

Progress to date

To date, over 3,000 farmers have been impacted by FairChain.

FairChain has partnerships with UNDP, FAO, RVO (NL) Dutch Embassy Ethiopia and KrypC

The team are currently replicating the Limu, Ethiopia pilot large scale Ecuador cocoa sector, chain-wide deployment.

Next Billion Agri Marketplace


About

Next Billion’s Agri Marketplace enables individual farmers or organizations to make farm management and output data available and share fair value from monetized data assets – creating a new channel to lift local livelihoods. Next Billion provide direct financial compensation to farmers for submitted data, as well as providing royalties when other organisations purchase their data.

Data providers preserve all rights to data and can transparently trace who has access their data via Ocean Protocol.

Capability and features

Anyone can download the Next Billion data collection app for free and complete surveys assigned by their program leaders.

Corporates, Corporate Service Providers, Lenders and Traders all receive aggregated Insights relating to farm management & output data. Next Billion enables flexible access to agriculture data while enabling local stakeholders to share in the value of data sold.

For governments and NGOs, Next Billion enables flexible access to agriculture data while enabling local stakeholders to share fair value of data sold

Progress to date

Next Billion are currently working with over 16,000 farmers, and is partners with several multinational FMCG and agriculture-focused multinationals, who are seeking real time last mile data.

Data analytics


About

Eaglesensing collects and processes images from satellites, manned aircraft and drones to analyze sizable tracts of land. Farmers and plantation owners can see several layers of information, such as Orthomosaic, Digital Terrain Model, water logging, contour lines, plant health, tree counts and planting densities. The system is fast, cost effective, features detailed imagery, and gives actionable output. Clients can also collect the required images themselves, and simply upload for analytics. Results are subsequently presented on a platform.

Capability and features

Eaglesensing uses a SaaS model that can be tailored to suit each client based on required deliverables. The system is constantly developing new features through machine learning.

Farmers use this technology to receive actionable management information for precision agriculture, which improves the allocation of resources. Through APIs integration with Farm management systems is possible.

Lenders are able to improve their due diligence practices by verifying land titles and checking if loans are being used for what was claimed. This allows them to make fast and accurate loan assessments.

Progress to date

Eaglesensing worked in numerous projects in the oil palm, banana and sugar cane industry, with both private sector and NGO partners. In Asia over 40 farms used or are using the technology, several through an annual subscription.

 

Farmerlink


About

Grameen Foundation developed FarmerLink, which uses digital technology and field agents to provide farmers with complimentary resources. These include agricultural training via tablets or mobile phones, connections to high-value markets, support for organic certification, early warning alerts for extreme weather and pests, training in financial management and access to finance. The same tool is used across each stage by each partner, so people can see what the farmers need, allowing for better assistance.

Capability and features

Farmerlink geotags farmers and registers their location, allowing them to become part of the early warning system. This triangulates data from the ground to create extreme weather alerts and pest detection, allowing them to mitigate and prepare for these issues in advance. The SMS system is also used to provide advice every two weeks.

Extension workers use Farmerlink to assist with farmer profiling and monitoring their adoption of farm management plans. This transparency makes it easier to give recommendations, which in turn lead to better practices and higher incomes.

Government are able to monitor their own programs and beneficiaries, and use FarmerLink as an early warning system for pests and diseases.

Lenders have access to farmer profiles, dashboards, grouping of farmers, and can monitor their own  programs. Lenders can leverage data from other extension workers (such as government and buyers), and are able to better understand their customers.

Progress to date

FarmerLink has reached over 27,500 farmers with their SMS-based agriculture extension service and early warning system, with 70% of the farmers finding the system to be very influential to their farm practices. Partners also saw favourable outcomes in operational efficiency with the introduction of digital tools in the farm inspection processes for certification. A 62% time reduction was gained in the process which meant field inspectors can double farmer visits with the mobile tools compared to current operations.

The Philippine Coconut Authority and Grameen Foundation are in talks to develop a plan to extend the use of FarmerLink more widely in the country. People’s Bank of Caraga continues to use the Farmerlink tool to support their lending operations to coconut and cacao farmers.

Akvo Flow


About

Akvo Flow is a smartphone-based data collection tool that captures geographically referenced data through an Android app. Users can collect data in areas without internet, which is is automatically transmitted to the online cloud-based workspace at a later point. Akvo Flow links to Akvo Lumen, which allows users to combine different datasets, analyse and visualise their data in online dashboards. As new data comes in, the dashboard visualisations in Lumen refresh automatically.

Good quality data is crucial for achieving impact, and the right skills and tools are essential for data-driven decision making. Akvo provides a range of services to ensure organisations succeed at every step of their programme. We support these services with our open source data platform to help capture, clean, visualise and share data in the best way possible.

Capability and features

Companies use the application for field data collection and continuous monitoring. This allows for offline data collection, plotting geographic shapes, signature verification, photos, barcode scanner and data quality monitoring. These features help them to increase yields and improve farmer livelihoods.

Companies also use the online data analysis and visualisation platform, which supports near real time monitoring, data processing and visualisation, project reporting and finance reporting.

Extension workers use the Akvo Flow mobile application to capture survey responses in the field. The surveys range from complying with produce certification standards, traceability, supply chain transparency, farmer profiling and monitoring inputs such as water and fertiliser.

NGOs use the solution either to improve the livelihoods of smallholders or to improve environmental management.

Akvo generates revenue through yearly usage based fees, as well as data consulting services.

Progress to date

Akvo has worked with several thousand farmers, and have recently completed the Berbak Green Prosperity Partnership, which focused on increasing household incomes and reducing greenhouse emissions from deforestation Sumatra, Indonesia.

A partnership with Mars Food has demonstrated how Akvo Flow and Akvo Lumen can support suppliers, farmers, buyers, and auditors to have better transparency into the sustainable production of rice. Together with Mars, Akvo created a system to simplify data collection and effectively monitor the adoption of the Sustainable Rice Platform standard, which ensures sustainable farming practices.

Akvo is currently developing the ability to share data visualisations offline, which enables sharing data back to farmers and increases awareness and participation.

Datahub


About

8Villages have a suite of services that benefit smallholder farmers, including Datahub, LISA, KASA and RegoPantes.

Datahub is a platform that assists field officers in collecting data. It began as an internal tool for the 8Villages staff, but is now released commercially to empower a wide range of users.

Datahub collects high quality data from the field, eliminates paper based collection and increase the data’s accuracy. The app is designed to be as practical as possible, works without an internet connection, monitors field officer performance, generates reports automatically and guarantees the quality of the data. For agricultural businesses, the app can be used for field registration.

Progress To Date

8Villages has engaged over 120,000 farmers to date, and has partnerships with Mercy Corps Indonesia, Telco (Telkomsel), Agriculture University, Ministry of Trade and BMKG.

The team are working with ministry of information to reach 1 million farmers in Indonesia.

Datahub is partnering with experts to track Standard Operating Procedures that are proven to increase productivity, using trial plots to demonstrate these improvements. This tracks if the farmers actually perform these activities, which creates transparency for investors and increases yields.

 

Open Data Kit


About

Mercy Corps cultivate crops that both extend community disaster mitigation measures and augment household income. In Nepal, Mercy Corps cultivate sugarcane to reduce siltation and inundation of agricultural fields while reclaiming crop land from eroded rivers and generating income from sugarcane sales. To support communities, Mercy Corps uses a digital survey system called ODK (Open Data Kit) for data collection and to map potential sugarcane cultivation areas (sandy river banks) with geo-tagged information.

Capability and features

ODK is much cheaper than satellites and sensor based mapping, as it makes use of GPS and mobile technology. It works with any type of mobile device with GPS, and is free to use.

NGO staff use ODK for data collection and to map potential sugarcane cultivation areas (sandy river banks) with geo-tagged information, thereby providing additional income opportunities for communities, increasing household savings and protecting them from floods.

Farmers are engaged at a plot level (planting and harvesting), and benefit from increased production.

Meanwhile, the private sector started using this data collection technology for their business forecasting, expansion and operations.

Progress to date

Mercy Corps have improved flood protection, increased savings, increased household incomes for over 1,100 farmers. Partnerships with the private and public sectors, who started using this data collection technology for their business forecasting and operations, has led to the development of the sugarcane sector in Mercy Corps’ operational areas and uptake of the ODK.

 

HARA


About

HARA uses a blockchain-based traceable and transparent data exchange to drive the use of informed data-driven decisions in society, and address one of the world’s most fundamental problems: food security. Many smallholder farmers are still invisible to the connected world, making them unable to access loans, crop insurance or the best input products. HARA incentivises these farmers, who are given a simple tool to provide data throughout their production process. Each village has a field agent who collects information from farmers, and who receives a small margin from any subsequent transactions. This information could then be used by data buyers to improve the services they provide to the farmers, for instance financial institutions who provide microcredits.

Capability and features

Smallholder farmers can use supply-chain data to improve operational efficiencies, access current market information, and become more visible to other agriculture stakeholders. HARA’s technology can facilitate the farmers’ data collection process, which will help farmers get better access to agriculture loans.

Financial institutions use HARA’s verified data to access untapped market segments, perform credit scoring/risk profiling and monitor the loan.

Governments are better equipped to anticipate and tackle agricultural-related problems, thereby boosting their economy in a sustainable manner.

Progress to date

HARA is now already deployed in 212 villages across in Indonesia and engaged with over 9,000 farmers, and works with several banks and insurance companies to provide financial products. Preparations are being made to expand to other developing countries on the equator, and HARA has started negotiations with potential partners in Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, and Peru.

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