EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA), a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics, entered a partnership deal with Hawaii-based Space Technologies for Farmers LLC, a company countering climate change through tools and solutions for reforestation and farming.
This cooperation will help Space Technologies for Farmers address the problem of rapid Ohia death in Hawaii and later fight climate change in India and Eastern Africa along with local governments and organizations at no cost to end users.
Climate changes cause numerous problems all over the world, most significant of which are deforestation and decreased crop quality and yields. Between 1990 and 2015, the world lost a forest area the size of South Africa, and by 2050, global food prices will rise by 80%. That makes agricultural growth one of the most feasible ways to fight extreme poverty and feed the world population.
Space Technology for Farmers LLC was established to help fight climate change by providing sustainable tools and solutions for reforestation and farming in native formats. By working with governments, NGOs, and local businesses in Hawaii, Eastern Africa, and India, STF delivers such solutions at no cost to end users.
Partnership with EOSDA will help Space Technology for Farmers take immediate advantage of satellite technologies to fight the problem of rapid Ohia death on the islands of Hawaii. For that, EOSDA will make a custom solution applying proprietary ML algorithms to satellite imagery to help detect and curb the spread of the Ohia death problem. To expand its solutions for sustainable farming, STF will gain access to a professional level of subscription for EOSDA Crop Monitoring, an online satellite-based precision agriculture platform for field monitoring.
“EOSDA continues to expand its partner network to help local markets get tools for sustainable farming and reforestation. Through the partnership with Space Technology for Farmers, we are looking forward to making sure even more parties in the agriculture markets of Kenya and India can advance in their smart farming practices and get insights for data-driven decisions using remote sensing technologies“, says Brijesh Thoppil, Director of Strategic Partnerships at EOS Data Analytics.
“Partnering with EOSDA will allow us to be able to package great benefits to our end users quickly and economically. When working with such an established and mature technology supplier, we can just focus on the implementation of technology to receive desired results“, adds Raj Budhabhatti, CEO of Space Technologies for Farmers.
The longer-term goals of the partnership between the two companies are aimed at enabling further outreach of the solutions offered by Space Technologies for Farmers in the markets of Hawaii, Eastern Africa, and India in 2022 and early 2023.