A world free of hunger and malnutrition is an ambition we all share, but the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRPI) has a plan; in arming researchers, governments and activists with the accumulated wisdom already gathered in datasets around the world it can help bring sense to the assembled range of facts and deliver relevant data to those who are waging war against hunger and malnutrition.Read more
How does one support smallholder communities by providing agricultural information based on open source satellite data? That is a question being answered by a group of Ethiopian and Dutch development organisations and businesses. With the initial assessment phase completed, the CommonSense programme is now moving to full implementation and the opportunity to improve the lot of thousands of families in Ethiopia.Read more
The Dutch based Geodata for Agriculture and Water organisation (G4AW) has launched the Scaling Up Micro-Insurance (SUM) Africa programme, drawing together a specialist team to help farmers in Mali and Uganda solve their insurance problems.Read more
By using the latest technology, farmers are increasing yields while reducing water consumption. eLEAF is a Dutch based company pioneering a satellite based service that extracts open data to help improve irrigation and water management.Read more
Open data has helped the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) work for smallholders with increased income for thousands of growers while reducing the commission charges to dealers and middlemen.Read more
In 2016, the third European Sentinel satellite added to the growing array of earth-observing instruments offering greater open data based information, aimed at helping to counter environmental damage and mitigate against climate change.Read more
Using an array of information and years of research, crop yields can be increased while reducing fertilizer costs and saving water. Taking advantage of open data, the SMART! system is designed to offer precise nutrient formulations, regulate fertilizer amounts and offer directions on mixing and applying fertilizers.Read more
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