[Rice] Farming with Data

The Dutch government contributes to the development of several value chains in Tanzania through different tools. One of these tools is the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) program, executed by the Netherlands Space Office.

This tool aims to strengthen agriculture value chains and improve food security in upcoming economies by using satellite data. By combining Dutch knowledge of high tech solutions and local expertise, the project partners and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs work together on a more sustainable future. In Tanzania, this approach is applied in the rice value chain in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).

The project is a collaboration of Dutch & Tanzanian companies and NGO’s. Project partners are TechForce Innovations, Milan InnoVincY, Kilimo Trust, Kadaster, and AGRA. Combining expertise is key to the agricultural development strategy in Tanzania, building beneficial partnerships for different players to develop an entire value chain.

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