GeoFarmSA provides farmers that have adopted precision farming techniques with a user friendly platform to collect, analyse and interpret data in the most cost effective way possible.

The challenge

The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the FAO predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050. Food production must increase by 70% by 2050.

This has to be achieved in spite of the limited availability of arable lands, the increasing need for fresh water (agriculture consumes 70 per cent of the world’s fresh water supply) and other less predictable factors, such as the impact of climate change, which, according a recent report by the UN could lead, among other things, to changes to seasonal events in the life cycle of plant and animals.

The solution

One way to address these issues and increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production is using sensing technology to make farms more “intelligent” and more connected through the so-called “precision agriculture” also known as “smart farming”.

This is already happening as large corporations and even smaller farmers collect vast amounts of information from crop yields, soil-mapping, fertiliser applications, weather data, machinery, and animal health.

In a subset of smart farming, Precision Livestock Farming (PLF), sensors are used for monitoring and early detection of reproduction events and health disorders in animals. Typical monitored data are the body temperature, the animal activity, tissues resistivity, pulse and the GPS position. SMS alerts can be sent to the breeder based on predefined events, say, if a cow is ready for reproduction.

What makes us unique?

The GeoFarmSA platform strives to empower farmers with real-time relevant information to facilitate informed decision making. The platform enables farmers to collect and analyse data for their farms using a combination of external data such as satellite imagery and weather data combined with a range of sensors applicable to agriculture and livestock.

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