NADiRA demonstrates, the economic value and commercial viability of the combination of Earth Observation data and connected sensors leveraging mobile technologies and underpinning business models in smallholder agriculture. Building on the agCelerant™ paradigm and the new business model implemented by Manobi Africa and SwissRe with credit institutions, insurance providers and agro-industries, its objective is to reduce operational costs in smallholder markets, increase investment and improve overall agricultural productivity and livelihood conditions.
Specifically, NADiRA aims to:
> Reduce the costs of mapping agricultural investment risk to the individual farm (agCelerant™’s AIRMAP services on Agricultural Investment Risk Mapping and Profiling)
> Reduce cost of abating basis risk in agricultural insurance (agCelerant™’s BRISK services of Basis risk Reduction Instrument and Support Knowledge)
> Reduce the costs of targeting intensification and marketing opportunities for smallholders, off-takers, processors, input suppliers, etc. (agCelerant™’s TARGET services on Targeting Agricultural Resources Growth, E-sales and Transformation)
The service perspectives
Geospatial management infrastructure
NADiRA focuses on the combination of Copernicus and other Earth Observation data products with output from crop models and data collected in-situ, using geo-located mobile and IoT devices. NADiRA delivers a geospatial data management infrastructure developed and implemented following the integrative concept below, in line with the Copernicus approach based on five main tenets.
Illustration of conceptual framework supporting NADiRA
This integrative concept is in line with the approach of Copernicus in Europe and highlights five main components:
Where data come from
NADiRA combines the use of space segments and ground infrastructure as equally important ingredients for the efficient and effective delivery of services to users. The combination of different sources of information supports the credibility, accuracy and reliability of space-based data.