Cost-effective access to Earth observation data enables farmers to reliably predict crop yields to mitigate food insecurity worldwide.
KITCHENER, Ontario, November 21, 2022 (Newswire.com) -
Food production is a complex science. With the use of technology and analysis to predict the best growing conditions, agriculture has come a long way. However, the food production process isn't consistent or sustainable globally. Predicting crop yields is increasingly difficult due to climate change, often resulting in poor productivity and high waste. While access to insights and predictive analytics can mitigate these risks, these technologies have not historically been readily available, leading to increased food insecurity worldwide.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2019 Global Rankings, Pakistan's crop yield was only 60%, and 20% of the fruits and vegetables were wasted in the harvest. Analyzing rural Pakistan production was enough motivation for Farmdar's founders, Muhammed Bukhari, Ibrahim Bukhari, and Muzaffar Manghi, to take action.
Using SAR and medium-resolution data, Farmdar's reports provide insights on crop classification, harvest monitoring, yield estimation, sowing classification, variety detection, NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium) variable application reporting, water stress reporting, plant health, and stress reporting.
In its early stages, Farmdar found that using only high-resolution optical data was expensive....
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