Sat4Rice – Geo Information Service for Vietnamese Rice Farmers
- Loc Troi Group
- VinaNed (Netherlands), Can Tho University (Vietnam), Loc Troi Group (Vietnam), Ministry and Department of Agriculture (MARD/DARD, Vietnam) and SarVision (Netherlands)
- Mekong Delta, Vietnam
In the Sat4Rice project we assist smallholder farmers across the Mekong delta in the production of rice. We have developed a geo-information service that combines satellite data, geodata and field data that enables farmers to take better decisions. This results in a more efficient and sustainable production process.
The Mekong delta in Vietnam plays a crucial role in the world’s food supply. Despite this important role, the rice farmers and corporations have limited access to up-to-date information on how to a sustainable rice production.
With our Sat4Rice service farmers and extension workers get access to information to enhance rice production. This service is based on satellite data, geodata and field data gathered by farmers. We have combined the data and made it accessible with a front-end. We ensure users have access to the most recent information about their field and circumstances that impact rice growth.
Apart from the use of the application in the field, other stakeholders within the supply chain benefit from more accurate information. They receive updates every six days on growth stages of rice. This allows companies such as Loc Troi Group to monitor and optimize various processes and use resources more efficient.
“Information technology is one of the cornerstones for improving sustainable rice production in Vietnam. By pioneering in developments like Sat4Rice, Loc Troi Group is taking a leading role in this.”
Chairman of Loc Troi Group, Mr. Huynh Van Thon
As a result of the successful development of the Sat4Rice in Vietnam, we have created a scalable digital service. By using the Lizard geodata platform we have made it possible to provide access to similar services for farmers and corporations in other areas across the globe.All cases