Services

Use data to deliver sustainable information

Through data collected by mobile devices, IoT and satellites, the NADiRA services support better management practices for smallholder farmers and provides reliable information to stakeholders.

CROP TYPE IDENTIFICATION

Increase accuracy and lead time of production.

PARCEL PREPAREDNESS

Improve efficiency in monitoring farm operations that precede the planting period.

CROP STATUS DETERMINATION

Provide information about crop growing conditions and anomalies during the growing season.

HARVEST DATE DETECTION

Improve the efficiency and reliability of effective harvest date.

CROP YIELD FORECASTING

Forecast crop yield efficiently and reliably for a large number of parcels.

Crop type identification

Crop type identification helps increase accuracy and lead time of production. Crop mapping and identification provide an important basis for many agricultural applications with various purposes such as yield estimation or soil productivity.

Advantage for the stakeholders

Crop type information is collected by the field agents for the parcels under monitoring. It is necessary to get similar information from the satellites about the parcels in vicinity of the parcels under monitoring in order to identify the “fall-back” parcels and the next addressable market.

Parcel preparedness

NADiRA aims to improve the efficiency in monitoring farm operations that precede the planting period. Based on Sentinel satellite imagery data, NADiRA provides an estimated date of parcel preparation and an estimated extent of preparation.

Advantage for the farmer

Assessing farmer’s readiness to sow helps speed up the release of credit.

Advantage for the stakeholders

The parcel preparedness service aims to verify that the dates of critical events on the agricultural calendar are met by the farmer in order to confirm compliance with good practice.

Crop status determination

One of the NADiRA objectives is to provide information regarding crop growth conditions and anomalies during the growing season. From an Earth Observation perspective, this information involves the monitoring of canopy development, NDVI and biomass growth, of the crop cycle and phenology for purposes such as crop calendar management, future crop production estimation, fertiliser use management or weed proliferation monitoring.

Advantage for the farmer

This service helps the farmer anticipate risks on yield and field agents may provide advice to the farmer if needed.

Advantage for the stakeholders

This service aims at the continuous monitoring of the crop conditions to identify potential sudden or progressive deviations in the crop growth, in order to implement corrective actions or initiate insurance claim actions.

Harvest date detection

Harvest date detection aims to improve the efficiency and reliability of effective harvest date observations. This service aims to detect, for each parcel, the date when harvesting happened.

Advantage for the farmer

The harvest date is a key event allowing to estimate the ideal time to market, yield and produce quality in conjunction with crop status information and yield forecast.

Advantage for the stakeholders

Receiving reliable information on harvest dates is crucial for stakeholders, e.g. for bankers to release credit instalments or for insurers to settle claims. 

Crop yield forecasting

This service aims to efficiently and reliably forecast crop yield for a great number of parcels.

Advantage for the farmer

The estimation of the final crop yield helps farmers organize their harvest and delivery. Optimum harvest and collection period ensure a better quality of produce. 

Advantage for the stakeholders

Crop yield forecasting and the food security information resulting are essential information for stakeholders, to anticipate risk on credit reimbursement, settlement of claims and organization of harvested produce collection.