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 in producing rice more efficiently and in a more sustainable manner. We developed a geo-information service that combines satellite data, geodata and fielddata that enables farmers to take better decisions and Loc Troi Group more advanced monitoring and resource planning.
The Mekong delta in Vietnam plays a crucial role in the world’s food supply. Despite this important role rice farmers and corporations have limited access to up-to-date time information on rice growth.
With the Sat4Rice service farmers and farm workers and rice buyers get access to information to enhance rice production. This service has been set-up using 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 use optimize a lot of processes and use resources more efficiently.
“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