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Nigeria adopts agCelerant to connect smallholder farmers

[Press release] A landmark private-public partnership to transform Nigeria’s agricultural sector Nigeria’s freshly inaugurated national agCelerant technical committee reviewed initiatives and programs geared at improving the performance of agricultural value chains, and developed a roadmap to mainstream phygital agriculture into the current and planned projects of FMARD, with agCelerant as a vehicle for implementation and performance assessment. The country…
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ULiège and NADiRA participate in national AquaCrop training Nigeria

From 16 to 20 September 2019, IAEA-FAO and the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti organized a national training course on “Enhancing crop nutrition and soil and water management, and technology transfer in irrigated systems for increased food production and income generation”. Training director and deputy vice-chancellor Prof. Sunday Fasina invited ULiège to chair a 5-day training…
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Nigeria leads agriculture into the post-digital era with the inauguration of Africa’s first National agCelerant Technical Committee

[Press release] Nigeria leads agriculture into the post-digital era with the inauguration of Africa’s first National agCelerant Technical Committee On Thursday, August 29, 2019, Nigeria’s agricultural sector leaped one purposeful step forward with the formal inauguration of her National agCelerant Technical Committee, in the first official endorsement, at a country level, of the transformative potential…
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NADiRA – Mid Term Results

Started in November 2017, NADiRA – Nurturing Africa’s Digital Revolution for Agriculture – is an innovation action to develop the use of Earth Observation (EO) in contractual smallholder agriculture, improving risk management, efficiency, productivity, financial security and inclusive welfare benefits for all value chain stakeholders. The opportunity Africa is undergoing a transformative change, driven by…
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NADiRA joins the EU Innovation Radar platform

NADiRA joins the EU Innovation Radar platform with Spacebel and Manobi as key innovators. The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. By making visible and accessible the EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects to the public, the Innovation Radar platform also aims…
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Satellite data for agriculture in Africa

Phygital solutions transform African agriculture

Last month, Spacebel – coordinator of the NADiRA project – attended the Libramont Fair in Belgium, an international event dedicated to agriculture, forestry and agro-food which attracts over 200,000 visitors every year. At the heart of the connected agriculture – Smart farming pole, this event was the opportunity to present the NADiRA project whose objective…
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Learn about NADiRA at the Foire de Libramont

Spacebel, coordinator of the NADiRA project, will be present at the Foire de Libramont which will be held from 27 to 30 July 2018 in Libramont-Chevigny in Belgium. You will find Spacebel at the heart of Digital Wallonia’s Smart Farming area. This event will be an opportunity to highlight Earth Observation services and projects such…
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NADiRA presentation leaflet is available [Downloads]

The first version of NADiRA leafltet presents the project and objectives for a general public and stakeholders interested on the project.   Download the leaflet

Illustration of de-risking agriculture through Earth Observation

This illustration of de-risking agriculture through Earth Observation is based on a satellite image and a comparison beween two parcels.   1 – Absence of plowing by farmer indicates delayed preparedness and higher risk of defaulting on loan reimbursement, either from diversion of purpose or depressed yield arising from late fertilization. Credit disbursement is stalled,…
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Spacebel heading NADiRA project to increase Africa’s agricultural business transformation

The EC funded NADiRA project (Nurturing Africa Digital Revolution for Agriculture – ID N776309) is a H2020 innovation action aiming at Accelerating Africa’s agricultural transformation through the incorporation of Earth Observation in digital smallholder value chains.