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Spot the Crop Data Challenge focuses on using satellite imagery and machine learning for automating South African crop identification

13 Jul - 15:14 SAST
Radiant Earth Foundation’s Spot the Crop Data Challenge seeks entrants to predict crop types in the Western Cape, South Africa using satellite image time-series.
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Making precision farming in Africa possible with cost efficient data capture

1 Jul - 14:07 SAST
Drones help digitise agriculture and offer farmers access to reliable data. Reducing the learning helps speed up adoption of this high return-on-investment solution.
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A new map of agricultural land in Africa builds towards a soil information system

30 Jun - 09:36 SAST
Soils4Africa released a map of agricultural land of continental Africa, which forms the basis for the selection of the 20 000 sites where the project will collect soil samples.
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Digital Earth Africa incorporates analyses ready radar data for the continent

24 Jun - 21:51 SAST
The data is open access and free through the Digital Earth Africa Map and sandbox, and will aid users’ ability to map and monitor water, crops and land cover.
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UP42 and GIZ collaboration supports agricultural start-ups in Africa with geospatial technology

24 Jun - 16:56 SAST
UP42 and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are making geospatial technology available to local farming-related start-up businesses under the GIZ Make-IT in Africa project.
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Delta Drone International expands its training operations into Namibia, launches agri-operation in Zambia and introduces new mining service in Ghana

12 May - 13:56 SAST
Through its subsidiaries, DSL, Rocketmine and Rocketfarm, Delta Drone International is expanding its drone operations and training into Africa.
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ESA and FAO team up to tackle food security and other SDGs using satellite imagery to bridge data gaps

20 Apr - 13:50 SAST
ESA and FAO have teamed up to address major global issues such as food security, and to take further advantage of the digital transformation in agriculture.
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senseFly launches eBee Ag fixed-wing drone for agriculture mapping

15 Feb - 23:40 SAST
The eBee Ag can help agriculture professionals overcome the challenges they face in the field related to planning, plant health and crop monitoring.
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senseFly launches eBee Geo mapping drone, e-Learning platform and operator certification program

1 Feb - 06:52 SAST
SenseFly expanded its eBee X drone solution with the launch of the eBee Geo, aimed at surveyors and GIS professionals.
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Pix4Dfields 1.8 offers advanced layer visualisation

6 Aug - 01:39 SAST
The latest Pix4Dfields update offers multiple functions to help users focus on the data that is important, including histogram equalisation and dynamic range to get more control over the data values of interest.
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Spatially-disaggregated crop production statistics data released for Sub-Saharan Africa for 2017

27 Jul - 14:55 SAST
The International Food Policy Research Institute has published a new version of Spatially-Disaggregated Crop Production Statistics Data for Sub-Saharan Africa for 2017. This new regional update, available to download from the IFPRI Dataverse, marks...
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UP42 Partners with Vultus on precision agriculture technologies

15 Jul - 12:38 SAST
UP42 customers can now use the Vultus Fertilization Zoning Maps algorithms for crop management, with more agricultural technologies coming soon.
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Aiding healthy bee populations with advanced analytics, machine learning and mapping

20 May - 14:55 SAST
With the number of bee colonies drastically declining around the world, SAS is using technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and visual analytics to help maintain and support healthy bee...
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Using earth observation to head off a locust invasion

18 May - 13:48 SAST
NASA-funded scientists are partnering with the UN and relief organisations to better understand where locusts are likely to swarm. Using remote sensing observations of soil moisture and vegetation, researchers are tracking how environmental conditions...
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Farming by Satellite 2020 competition opens for applications

13 Mar - 22:08 SAST
The 2020 edition of the Farming by Satellite Prize includes a Special Africa Prize, which aims to encourage young Africans to develop satellite-based solutions that cater to the specific needs and resources of communities...
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Aerobotics analysis helps relieve vineyard water stress

11 Mar - 17:15 SAST
By Janna Rubin, Aerobotics An agricultural service provider used Aerobotics projects to help one of its table grape clients to spot two blocks of low moisture content, to help better...
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Partnership develops AI apps for Anafi drones

13 Feb - 17:25 SAST
European drone group, Parrot, has partnered with web and app development consultants, RIIS, to develop custom applications of artificial intelligence for Parrot’s Anafi drone platform.
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Automatically detect and count animals on aerial imagery

11 Feb - 17:28 SAST
Information from Picterra Measuring animal populations is often the first step in conservation efforts for taking well-prepared, effective action. The problem researchers face is how to detect and count animals...
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senseFly’s eMotion adds multispectral PPK for precision agriculture

27 Jan - 17:06 SAST
The latest update of senseFly’s eMotion flight planning software adds multispectral PPK functionality and an updated user interface.
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Open geospatial training data released for crop type machine learning

9 Dec - 19:04 SAST
Radiant MLHub debuted its cloud-based open library of earth observation training data with “crop type” training data for major crops in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
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