Satellites as a service

Actionable data for farmers

TerraSphere converts satellite imagery into actionable data. In the Netherlands, we process all data for the Fieldscout App,  winner of the Dutch Galileo Masters and Dutch Interactive Award. The work includes task maps for variable rate application of fertilizer, potato haulm killing, and scouting maps to analyse growth anomalies in the field. We continuously research new sensors and develop new products that can offer potential value to farmers.

Decision support services

In Bangladesh we run the award-winning GEOPOTATO service together with Mpower. Smallholder potato farmers sign up to receive SMS alerts on when, what and how much to spray against Late blight disease. Satellite data is used to monitor Leaf Area Index as input in the Decision Support Service that calculates infection risk based on a model developed by Wageningen University. Farmers have decreased crop losses by more than 30% through GEOPOTATO.

Agribusiness intelligence

TerraSphere provides mapping of crop parameters like crop extent, crop type, biomass development and yield over large areas. In Myanmar TerraSphere produces satellite-based intelligence for Village Link who run the Htwet Toe app and VLSS platform connecting farmers with agronomists and agribusinesses. In Kenia, Tanzania and Uganda we map crop type and extent for GEOGLAM together with CLS. The data is used to forecast production and monitor food insecurity.

Micro-credit parameters

Satellite data can be used to monitor crop development of individual fields throughout the entire growing season. The system is being deployed with AWBA in Myanmar. By comparing fields, relative performance can be calculated against regional and multi-year averages. This information can be used as input into credit-scoring engines of micro-credit providers to assess and decrease loan default risk of farmers.

Crop insurance support

Satellite data is used for automated claim checking and risk assessment for crop insurance in Indonesia, through a platform build for Indonesian insurance company Jasindo. We analyse crop growth, detect anomalies and assess damages resulting from floods, drought and diseases. Cost savings on field checks can be achieved with 1 million farmers insured. TerraSphere also partnered with HARA to integrate satellite data analytics in their App serving smallholder farmers in Indonesia.

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15 years operational | 48 countries covered | 60 satellite sensors used | 1 Mission