Songhai Labs, a knowledge broker platform based in Cameroon and SatSure, a Satellite precision company headquartered in Switzerland and with offices in India, UK & Australia are partnering to launch an Open Innovation Platform for Agriculture and AgTech ecosystems, where experts from diverse sectors and backgrounds can come together to create innovative solutions for agricultural problems.
The platform shall also allow access to agricultural data generated by SatSure. Songhai Labs will coordinate and pilot the new platform in the Africa Region while SatSure will provide the Technical expertise.
Songhai Labs will represent Satsure in Africa, connect them to local governments, companies and organisations likely to use satellite technology. “We will primarily focus on satellite technology applications in the agriculture sector at the beginning, this will involve building the platform, training farmers, agriculture organizations and research organisations in the use of satellite technology to improve the productivity of the agricultural sector. The long term vision could include business and government partnerships that will benefit not just the agricultural sector but other sectors such as Utilities, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Education and Research” said Charles Awanda, Founder and CEO of Songhai Labs
A couple of years ago, Satsure worked with a company in Singapore exploring opportunities in the Agricultural sector in Nigeria, However, it is expected that the new partnership with Songhai Labs will lead to a major expansion that will go beyond Nigeria and extend to other African countries.
About Songhai Labs
Songhai Labs is a Knowledge Broker Platform and an accelerator of Innovation that aims at connecting and supporting innovators and inventors interested in implementing projects in Sub Saharan Africa to improve the quality of life and alleviate poverty. Their ambition is to develop a diversified portfolio of innovative projects across sectors that can positively transform economies and societies in Africa.
SatSure is an innovative decision analytics company leveraging advances in satellites remote sensing, machine learning and big data analytics to provide answers to large area questions across the domains of Agriculture, Banking & Financial Service, Infrastructure and Climate Change Mitigation.