EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA), a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics, has signed a partnership with Hawaii-based Space Technologies for Farmers LLC, a firm that fights climate change through tools and solutions for reforestation and farming.
The biggest issues brought on by climate change worldwide are deforestation and declining crop quality and yields. A forest area the size of South Africa was lost between 1990 and 2015, and by 2050, food costs will have increased by 80% globally. As a result, one of the most practical strategies to combat extreme poverty and feed the global population is through agricultural growth.
By working together, in collaboration with local governments and groups, Space Technologies for Farmers will be able to combat climate change in Eastern Africa at no cost to end users.
Space Technology for Farmers LLC (STF) was founded to combat climate change by providing sustainable forestry and farming tools and solutions in native forms. STF provides such solutions at no cost to end users by collaborating with governments, NGOs, and local enterprises in Eastern Africa and other regions.
The collaboration with EOSDA will enable Space Technology for Farmers to gain access to a professional-level subscription for EOSDA Crop Monitoring, an online satellite-based precision agricultural platform for field monitoring, to enhance its solutions for sustainable farming.
According to Brijesh Thoppil, Director of Strategic Partnerships at EOS Data Analytics, “EOSDA continues to expand its partner network to help local markets get tools for sustainable farming and reforestation. Through the partnership with Space Technology for Farmers, we are looking forward to making sure even more parties in the agriculture markets of Kenya and India can advance in their smart farming practices and get insights for data-driven decisions using remote sensing technologies.“
“Partnering with EOSDA will allow us to be able to package great benefits to our end users quickly and economically. When working with such an established and mature technology supplier, we can just focus on the implementation of technology to receive desired results“, said Raj Budhabhatti, CEO of Space Technologies for Farmers.
The longer-term objectives of the partnership between the duo are aimed at expanding the reach of Space Technologies for Farmers’ solutions in the markets of Eastern Africa in 2022 and early 2023.
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