Satellite crop monitoring made available to Nigerian farmers

12-01-2021 | |
Photo: Canva
Photo: Canva

EOS Data Analytics, a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analysis, has partnered with AgroXchange, a digital profiling platform that facilitates access to market, credit, and inputs for farmers in Nigeria, to embed satellite crop monitoring in smallholder farming processes.

The cooperation between EOS Data Analytics and AgroXchange is to foster the integration of space technologies into the Nigerian agricultural sector. According to the companies, with the implementation of satellite crop monitoring within precision agriculture tech, farm productivity is expected to improve by 30%.

Cost-effective solution for field cultivation

For smaller Nigerian farms, the adoption of space monitoring is to represent a cost-effective solution for field cultivation. Visualized satellite data could enable farmers to model the development of crops, track surface moisture, assess vegetation health, and manage the condition of fields without having to be in the field.

Vast economic potential

“Agriculture in Africa and Nigeria, in particular, has vast economic potential. In this way, the implementation of satellite technologies will just hasten the pace of the country’s solid development. With investments in crop monitoring, small Nigerian farms gain support for business growth based on the principles of sustainable farming. Therefore, accessibility and affordability of satellite technologies are key to ensuring food security for the African region,” EOS Data Analytics founder Max Polyakov stated.

Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming