Space-age Farming: How Satellite Data is Boosting Cotton Yields in Sub-Saharan Africa

This article examines the African cotton industry and how space-based technologies (EO and remote sensing tools) can help improve cotton production in Africa to be more efficient, sustainable, and profitable.

Source: SkyWatch

Cotton significantly contributes to numerous economies worldwide, with a projected annual economic impact of USD 600 billion. It is the foremost natural fibre produced and traded globally, involving around 150 nations and providing livelihoods for approximately 100 million households. In 2019, cotton production was estimated at USD 46 billion, and its global trade was valued...

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