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Improve food security with satellite data in Burundi


 

Today, AUXFIN announced that 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. In this Project Good Agricultural Practices for All. The AgriCoach app will provide 100,000 smallholder farmers in the provinces Gitega, Kayanza and Karusi with information on a) WHAT crop to plant (Crop Selector); b) WHEN to plant and implement crop management practices throughout the season (Seasonal Monitor); and c) HOW to do this for optimal results (Best Practices database). The solutions will be developed and are implemented in this project from 2018 to 2020 by a consortium of dedicated partners consisting of AUXFIN international, Waterwatch Projects, AUXFIN Burundi, Réseau Burundi 2000+, eLEAF, Weather Impact and Nextview.

The combination of strong local knowledge and presence with expertise on geodata, weather, and business development provides a unique opportunity to develop services that really matter for smallholder farmers in Burundi.

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