While there is a wealth of data available for Thai agricultural researchers or large scale farmers who have access to computers, until recently it has not been presented in a readily accessible format that could help smallholders improve their farming techniques. An ingenious cardboard wheel has been invented that transfers digitally relevant data into a simple but effective format.Read more
Connecting soil sensor technology to the knowledge of experienced growers is a combination that offers better control of water and improved irrigation. Supported by open data, this allows for continuous monitoring and fine-tuning of growing environments for all participating farms.Read more
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
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