• SAT4Farming Launches to Support Ghana’s Smallholder Cocoa Farmers

    SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability, has launched this week. It is designed to use digital technology and satellite imagery to create individual Farm Development Plans (FDPs) that guide farmers over a seven-year period.  Cocoa is the basic ingredient for chocolate, […]

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  • First steps in Burundi with the GAP4A program

    Waterwatch visited the country of Burundi this week to lay the foundation for the Good Agricultural Practices for All (GAP4A) project, along with AUXFIN, Réseau Burundi 2000+, Weather Impact and Nextview. In Burundi there is a need for useful, accurate and real-time agricultural information in relation to the weather, variety selection, soil fertility management, integrated […]

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  • Summary of Nairobi, Kenya: From Going Back to School, to Space-Solutions

    Last week, Waterwatch Cooperative (WWC) travelled to Nairobi, Kenya to participate in various AgriFood related events and meetings. This summary will provide some of the promising progressions that are made. Embu County On the first day of our visit, we met with the Agricultural Department of Embu County. Agriculture is known to be the backbone […]

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  • Waterwatch Project in Burundi awarded by NSO

    The Netherlands Space Office has selected GAP4A, Good Agricultural Practices For All for funding within the third call of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility. This facility is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is aimed at improving food security and economic development in 26 partner countries by using satellite […]

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  • Making impact with Satellites for Farming

    WaterWatch Cooperative along with a number of partners has granted funding Satellites for Farming (SAT4Farming) project that targets 240,000 smallholder cocoa farms in Ghana. The proposal of SAT4Farming is submitted for the third call within the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. G4AW that is […]

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  • SAP Innovation Award Winner Regional Choice

    Waterwatch wins the SAP Innovation Award 2018!

    In the Regional Choice category the Waterwatch Crop Disease Alert app has won the SAP Innovation Award 2018!   Every day, smallholder farmers around the world must look out at their fields and make crucial decisions that could drastically affect their livelihoods. The Waterwatch Crop Disease Alert app supports these farmers in their day to […]

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  • Signing Memorandum of Understanding to establish AgriSpaces China

    AgriSpaces China: Where Space Meets Agri

    Ad Bastiaansen, chairman of Waterwatch Cooperative, took part in the Dutch high-level trade delegation to China from 8 to 13 April 2018. In the province of Xi’an, a Memorandum of Understanding is signed between WaterWatch Cooperative and Chinese partners to establish AgriSpaces China. Dutch Minister of Agriculture Carola Schouten was present during the signing ceremony in Xi’an. […]

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  • Launch of GREENCoffee Mobile Services Application

    On 29th September 2017, the GreenCoffee consortium introduced its mobile services in the central highlands of Vietnam. These services aim to provide 100.000 Robusta farmers with: Weather information Good agricultural practices (GAP) Pests and disease information Soil information and daily market prices of coffee This information will be available via the SMS, a smart phone App and […]

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  • Feeding the world with “smart pixels”

    According to an article published on the magazine Waterforum, the Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) launched an initiative of an open database with satellite imagery of Africa and the Middle East to help the countries get more “crop per drop” (read more here). Mr Maurits Voogt, the director of the Dutch company eLEAF, stated the “smart pixels” […]

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  • Earth Observation contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

    Netherlands Space Office (NSO) recently published a study on how Earth observation can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to monitoring and progress reporting on the SDGs. Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals were spearheaded by the United Nations in September 2015, which range from ending poverty and hunger to sustainable consumption and production, tackling […]

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