Agmatix, a start-up AgTech business specialising in turning agronomic big data into powerful models and insights, has announced a partnership with NASA Harvest – NASA’s global Food Security and Agriculture Consortium. The partnership will support crop production in a sustainable way at the field level and mitigate the impact of climate change.
A combination of ground sampling and remote sensing data will be used to support farmers in their transition toward sustainable agriculture. The methodology developed within this partnership will track farmer efforts to improve conservation management and guide them to improve their sustainability levels.
“According to the World Economic Forum, sustainable agriculture practices must triple to prevent climate change,” commented Ron Baruchi, CEO of Agmatix. “Currently, adoption is hindered by a lack of consistent and acceptable measurements at scale. Our collaboration will promote resilient agriculture beginning with smallholder farms in India and commercial farms in Brazil, and lead to further expansion worldwide.”
“NASA Harvest is excited to partner with Agmatix,” said Inbal Becker-Reshef, NASA Harvest Director. “We hope to advance the use of satellite-based information to help inform on-farm decisions which can ultimately result in increased resilience while reducing waste.”
NASA Harvest will provide its expertise on agricultural remote sensing and leverage tools developed by the consortium, which will then be combined with field data from Agmatix and processed using a proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm. These data-driven insights can help farmers make field-level decisions that impact sustainability most effectively, such as cover crop selection and fertiliser application.
Agmatix is an agro informatics company that develops data-driven solutions for ag professionals worldwide. The company’s cutting-edge technology platform uses agronomy data science and advanced AI technology to convert agronomic data into actionable insights at field level. The SaaS platform aggregates, standardises, and harmonises agronomic data from trials and experiments, unlocking a significant new layer of knowledge. With a revolutionary approach, Agmatix aims to solve the lack of data standardisation to dramatically improve agricultural practices, crop yields, nutritional quality, and promote sustainable agriculture.