The business unit Water & Agri provides innovative solutions within the agricultural domain to NGO’s and agribusinesses. We develop integrated information services and provide implementation consultancy. By doing so, we ensure we meet user requirements, high social impact and a financially sustainable business case. Our knowledge on complex techniques and our ability to create applications makes us a reliable partner.

Vision

There is a large about of data available on rural areas: from sensor data to satellite images and open data sources. New techniques within data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning can use these fasts amount of data.

We believe the integration different data sources is essential to create the best information services. With our software systems and domain knowledge we tackle this challenge. We work with a strong partnership network of research- and technology specialists. With them we are able to provide a one stop solution, from interactive dashboards to web applications and smartphone apps.

Our services

Monitoring sustainable water use

Sustainable water usage is becoming increasingly more relevant worldwide. Numerous measures are being taking, but it’s effectiveness is often unknown. We conduct specialized analysis to accurately determine the water usage on a regional scale. We combine satellite observations, hydrodynamic modelling and trend analysis to provide insights. We visualize water usage for end-users in dashboards, reports and web applications.

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Irrigation advice for individual farmers

Many farmers do not yet have access to reliable irrigation advice. With the help of geodata, weather data and sensor technology we provide irrigation advice to individual farmers. This improves crop yield and contributes to sustainable agriculture.

Crop monitoring information services

Gain insights into the state of crops over large geographic areas and through time. We connect and integrate different data sources and deliver insights on individual plots as well as on a larger regional scale.

Financial risk assessment for droughts and flood

Insights into drought and flood damage for rural- and urban areas. Based on models, geo- and satellite data we are able to provide detailed data on risks and possible damage. Results can we provided via an online viewer, integrated into your own portal or in excel.

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Cases

SpiceUp

The SpiceUp-project provides geo-information to support 100.000 Indonesian pepper farmers. They use the information to improve the quality and increase the quantity of crops. In turn this leads to a better income security, food security and optimizes the use of water, fertilizer and pesticides.

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ESA – Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD)

ESA launched the initiative: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) in order to achieve the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in projects, programmes and activities of the Multilateral Development Banks and their client states.

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Sat4Rice – Geo Information Service for Vietnamese Rice Farmers

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.

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