Advance AI driven analysis

About: Adatos provides analysis on key crop performance metrics using AI to interpret huge amounts of multispectral and SAR data from satellites.

Capability and features:  Adatos uses advanced AI to provide analysis on any scale from 1 ha to 100,000,000 ha. We can measure foliar and soil macronutrients (N,P,K), moisture stress, yield estimation, pest and disease and other key indicators. This helps farmers optimise the use and type of fertiliser to where it is most needed based on 100% analysis of the crop.

For forestry we also measure biomass remotely.

Our technology can be applied to any crop in any location. We are keen to work with aggregators such as wholesale producers, buyers, fertiliser companies, equipment manufacturers, who can efficiently deliver this information to smallholders.

Progress to date


Custom disease detection models for specific crops.

Very large scale analysis to detect areas planted with oil palm and the biological age of the palm. Modelling of yield for crops based on large sets of high-dimensionality satellite and weather data.

SmartRisk, SmartFarm


Cropin is an AI and data-led agritech​ organization that provides digital solutions to key stakeholders of the agriculture value chain for both transaction and insights. SmartRisk is their predictive and prescriptive solution for risk monitoring, mitigation and forecasting intelligence. The AI and machine learning based platform detects cropping patterns and predicts the future of the crop, highlighting the risks and opportunities for agri-stakeholders. SmartFarm is their SaaS-based farm management platform to drive efficiency, achieve predictability and ensure sustainability. 

Capability and features

SmartRisk is built on a powerful agri-AI engine with proprietary algorithms that enables accurate crop detection, land estimation, crop stage and health analysis, and yield forecast. Key actors in the agri-food value chain can make informed data-driven decisions that improve agricultural output by minimizing risks during the crop cultivation cycle, promote smarter and more efficient sourcing and procurement.

SmartRisk can also improve the loan collection process, optimize the loan disbursement process, preemptively assess non-performing assets, perform crop growth analysis to monitor risk in real- time, and expand lending portfolios to new regions with higher confidence. This is valuable for financial institutions, insurance companies, government bodies, commodity traders, and sourcing managers.

Lenders using SmartRisk can detect cropping patterns, monitor crop health, estimate crop yield, and also establish the historical performance of a farm or plot. SmartRisk makes loan disbursement processes more streamlined, in addition to providing lenders with event triggers on a farmer or plot level.

SmartRisk can be used by government bodies to efficiently predict crop yields in a given location for multiple types of crops to achieve varied objectives, including such studying analyzing crop productivity, nationwide yield estimation, policy planning and implementation of policies, and accurate payment of crop insurance claims, among others.

The SaaS platform, SmartFarm, is a complete farm management solution. SmartFarm enables digitizing, reporting, MIS and analytics on a single platform, alert logging and management, geo-tagging for area audits, satellite and weather input-based plot monitoring for risk mitigation and crop performance for yield predictability. SmartFarm is used by governments, development agencies, farmers, and other stakeholders.

Cropin operates on a B2B business model by catering to agri-businesses, governments, development agencies and NGOs at different levels of the ecosystem who engage with farmers. Cropin’s business model is a per acre, per user model.

Progress to date

 In 2021, Cropin raised US$20 million in a Series C funding round led by ABC World Asia to advance SmartRisk and further strengthen its AI capabilities.

As of 2021, SmartRisk AI has processed more than 160 million hectares of land and reached over 7 million farmers globally, with the potential to impact 70 million farmers in the next 3-5 years. 

SmartRisk’s proprietary ML algorithms enabled one of the world’s largest retailers to source high-quality grapes from farms at close proximity, thereby effectively cutting down expenses incurred in logistics and operational hassles. 

A globally renowned beverage company leveraged SmartRisk’s intelligent crop detection capabilities to detect high-growth sorghum farms in order to set-up warehousing and processing centers in Nigeria. 

Upcoming initiatives include identification of stress and crop stages, expansion of Cropin’s reach in Southeast Asia, accurate detection of more crops, along with their health & yield estimates.


  • In 2021, Cropin won the Global Environment Facility’s Climate Adoption Innovation Challenge.
  • In 2021, Cropin won the Agritech of the Year Award at the Tech India Transformation Awards 2021.
  • In 2019, SmartRisk won the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Challenge, organized by the Government of Maharashtra and NITI Aayog.
  • In 2018, SmartRisk was announced as a winner of HDFC Bank Digital Innovation Summit.

Blockchain for good


FairChain aims to create a shared value chain with positive externalities for all involved. FairChain implements blockchain technology in cocoa, coffee and tea supply chains. All actors in the chain become players in the same ecosystem, enabling those who traditionally have the least power to become a CEO of their own product. Farmers earn living income, while B2B and B2C customers decide how much they pay the producer and what they pay a premium for. The blockchain platform is developed by a FairChain IT team icw UNDP, KrypC, using the Stellar platform, with features including tokenization, farmer digital payments and precision agriculture.

Capability and features

Retail customers will receive a physical BLT token in their product packages and will be able to scan the token (that represents a monetary value of €0.50 cents). This takes them to the FairChain website, where the customer can choose to either Redeem the token (use it as a discount for their next purchase) or Share the token with to one of our three impact projects on Ecological, Economical or Healthcare level.

With a web app, all players in the value chain log data, e.g. coffee volume, price, processing/transaction costs, date, time, location, handler. This creates transparency and traceability as well as supply chain efficiency. FairChain redistributes value in the chain, e.g. enabling customers to pay a premium to a farmer for producing high quality, or for achieving an impact target like education.

Farmers are able to et online with their own digital identity, managing harvest forecast and results, eventually negotiating directly with customers, and receiving price premium for quality and impact targets.

NGOs receive full insight in real coffee value chain, giving them an opportunity to implement a ‘beyond certification’ solution on a large scale. In the future there will be an application where NGO’s can upload specific impact projects, for example “X amount of BP measurements in Ethiopia”, and customers can gift their token to that specific project and receive performance based confirmation of the project they supported. NGO’s will have to first perform before the smart contract will deposit the tokens in their wallet. The received tokens can then be exchanged to Fiat currency.

Progress to date

To date, over 3,000 farmers have been impacted by FairChain.

FairChain has partnerships with UNDP, FAO, RVO (NL) Dutch Embassy Ethiopia and KrypC

The team are currently replicating the Limu, Ethiopia pilot large scale Ecuador cocoa sector, chain-wide deployment.

Data analytics


Eaglesensing collects and processes images from satellites, manned aircraft and drones to analyze sizable tracts of land. Farmers and plantation owners can see several layers of information, such as Orthomosaic, Digital Terrain Model, water logging, contour lines, plant health, tree counts and planting densities. The system is fast, cost effective, features detailed imagery, and gives actionable output. Clients can also collect the required images themselves, and simply upload for analytics. Results are subsequently presented on a platform.

Capability and features

Eaglesensing uses a SaaS model that can be tailored to suit each client based on required deliverables. The system is constantly developing new features through machine learning.

Farmers use this technology to receive actionable management information for precision agriculture, which improves the allocation of resources. Through APIs integration with Farm management systems is possible.

Lenders are able to improve their due diligence practices by verifying land titles and checking if loans are being used for what was claimed. This allows them to make fast and accurate loan assessments.

Progress to date

Eaglesensing worked in numerous projects in the oil palm, banana and sugar cane industry, with both private sector and NGO partners. In Asia over 40 farms used or are using the technology, several through an annual subscription.




Grameen Foundation developed FarmerLink, which uses digital technology and field agents to provide farmers with complimentary resources. These include agricultural training via tablets or mobile phones, connections to high-value markets, support for organic certification, early warning alerts for extreme weather and pests, training in financial management and access to finance. The same tool is used across each stage by each partner, so people can see what the farmers need, allowing for better assistance.

Capability and features

Farmerlink geotags farmers and registers their location, allowing them to become part of the early warning system. This triangulates data from the ground to create extreme weather alerts and pest detection, allowing them to mitigate and prepare for these issues in advance. The SMS system is also used to provide advice every two weeks.

Extension workers use Farmerlink to assist with farmer profiling and monitoring their adoption of farm management plans. This transparency makes it easier to give recommendations, which in turn lead to better practices and higher incomes.

Government are able to monitor their own programs and beneficiaries, and use FarmerLink as an early warning system for pests and diseases.

Lenders have access to farmer profiles, dashboards, grouping of farmers, and can monitor their own  programs. Lenders can leverage data from other extension workers (such as government and buyers), and are able to better understand their customers.

Progress to date

FarmerLink has reached over 27,500 farmers with their SMS-based agriculture extension service and early warning system, with 70% of the farmers finding the system to be very influential to their farm practices. Partners also saw favourable outcomes in operational efficiency with the introduction of digital tools in the farm inspection processes for certification. A 62% time reduction was gained in the process which meant field inspectors can double farmer visits with the mobile tools compared to current operations.

The Philippine Coconut Authority and Grameen Foundation are in talks to develop a plan to extend the use of FarmerLink more widely in the country. People’s Bank of Caraga continues to use the Farmerlink tool to support their lending operations to coconut and cacao farmers.



8Villages have a suite of services that benefit smallholder farmers, including Datahub, LISA, KASA and RegoPantes.

Datahub is a platform that assists field officers in collecting data. It began as an internal tool for the 8Villages staff, but is now released commercially to empower a wide range of users.

Datahub collects high quality data from the field, eliminates paper based collection and increase the data’s accuracy. The app is designed to be as practical as possible, works without an internet connection, monitors field officer performance, generates reports automatically and guarantees the quality of the data. For agricultural businesses, the app can be used for field registration.

Progress To Date

8Villages has engaged over 120,000 farmers to date, and has partnerships with Mercy Corps Indonesia, Telco (Telkomsel), Agriculture University, Ministry of Trade and BMKG.

The team are working with ministry of information to reach 1 million farmers in Indonesia.

Datahub is partnering with experts to track Standard Operating Procedures that are proven to increase productivity, using trial plots to demonstrate these improvements. This tracks if the farmers actually perform these activities, which creates transparency for investors and increases yields.


Open Data Kit


Mercy Corps cultivate crops that both extend community disaster mitigation measures and augment household income. In Nepal, Mercy Corps cultivate sugarcane to reduce siltation and inundation of agricultural fields while reclaiming crop land from eroded rivers and generating income from sugarcane sales. To support communities, Mercy Corps uses a digital survey system called ODK (Open Data Kit) for data collection and to map potential sugarcane cultivation areas (sandy river banks) with geo-tagged information.

Capability and features

ODK is much cheaper than satellites and sensor based mapping, as it makes use of GPS and mobile technology. It works with any type of mobile device with GPS, and is free to use.

NGO staff use ODK for data collection and to map potential sugarcane cultivation areas (sandy river banks) with geo-tagged information, thereby providing additional income opportunities for communities, increasing household savings and protecting them from floods.

Farmers are engaged at a plot level (planting and harvesting), and benefit from increased production.

Meanwhile, the private sector started using this data collection technology for their business forecasting, expansion and operations.

Progress to date

Mercy Corps have improved flood protection, increased savings, increased household incomes for over 1,100 farmers. Partnerships with the private and public sectors, who started using this data collection technology for their business forecasting and operations, has led to the development of the sugarcane sector in Mercy Corps’ operational areas and uptake of the ODK.




HARA uses a blockchain-based traceable and transparent data exchange to drive the use of informed data-driven decisions in society, and address one of the world’s most fundamental problems: food security. Many smallholder farmers are still invisible to the connected world, making them unable to access loans, crop insurance or the best input products. HARA incentivises these farmers, who are given a simple tool to provide data throughout their production process. Each village has a field agent who collects information from farmers, and who receives a small margin from any subsequent transactions. This information could then be used by data buyers to improve the services they provide to the farmers, for instance financial institutions who provide microcredits.

Capability and features

Smallholder farmers can use supply-chain data to improve operational efficiencies, access current market information, and become more visible to other agriculture stakeholders. HARA’s technology can facilitate the farmers’ data collection process, which will help farmers get better access to agriculture loans.

Financial institutions use HARA’s verified data to access untapped market segments, perform credit scoring/risk profiling and monitor the loan.

Governments are better equipped to anticipate and tackle agricultural-related problems, thereby boosting their economy in a sustainable manner.

Progress to date

HARA is now already deployed in 212 villages across in Indonesia and engaged with over 9,000 farmers, and works with several banks and insurance companies to provide financial products. Preparations are being made to expand to other developing countries on the equator, and HARA has started negotiations with potential partners in Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, and Peru.

Cadasta Platform


Cadasta is a global land technology and services platform designed to help collect, analyze, store and share data on land and resource rights. Cadasta’s tools empower vulnerable communities to affordably and easily document, map and secure inclusive land and resource rights at scale for a more sustainable and equitable planet. Cadasta Foundation, a Washington D.C. based nonprofit founded in 2015, works with more than 60 partners from the private, public, and grassroots sectors to implement projects and to document and secure land, housing, and resource rights.

Capability and features

Partners can use Cadasta’s suite of mobile and web-based tools to help collect, manage, and store land and resource rights data. The Cadasta platform is designed to allow for on- and off-line collection of information about people’s relationship with land and resources, including spatial dimensions, footage from drones, digital maps, video and audio interviews, photographs, paper attestations, tax receipts and other supporting documents. The platform is also able to process and store data that has already been collected through traditional paper-based surveys and maps. Cadasta platform and tools are built on the principles of open standards and access, supported by Esri ArcGIS technology

 Cadasta’s tools can be used to document a range of data, including land claims, land use, housing conditions, and agricultural practices, as dictated by cooperatives or agribusinesses which they supply. With the information gathered using Cadasta’s tools, farmers can gain a better understanding of their landholdings, ensure traceability of their products and increase security of their land rights. 

Progress to date

In five years, Cadasta has reached over 5 million people in 42 countries on their platform, strengthening land and resource rights. A growing network of 90 implementing partners are using Cadasta to increase tenure security and improve livelihoods, empower women and youth, and achieve better climate outcomes for a more equitable, sustainable planet. Cadasta has also worked with 24 governments to issue 269,106 official land documents. 

Cadasta received Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS Award for 2021.

Sustainable Coffee Verification


Enveritas is an international NGO that provides innovative and data-driven sustainability verification programs for coffee, allowing all farmers to participate in a sustainable coffee market regardless of farm size, location, or affiliation. Smallholders gain additional opportunities to participate in a global sustainable coffee industry, including a path to improved farming practices that protect the environment, safeguard human rights, and ensure sustainable future for generations to come.

Capability and features

Enveritas assesses sustainability practices across three pillars at coffee origins: social, environmental and economic.

Roasters use Enveritas’ as part of their focus on risk assurance in sustainability compliance. They can monitor sustainability practices in every region where coffee is produced, allowing them to map out the challenge and design appropriate interventions (e.g. social, economic and environmental interventions).

Farmers use Enveritas for data-driven, yield-increasing technical assistance. They use a mobile application to conduct control trials that test different interventions. This tracks the results of each test, highlighting the improvements that will boost farmer’s yields and incomes. The solution is free for farmers, who benefit from the technical assistance programs that are designed based on the sustainability verification data. Data is often collected on the ground by a local team, who then enter the information into the application on behalf of the growers.

Progress to date

During 2017-18 harvest, Enveritas has conducted training for 20,000 farmers and surveyed over 35,000, representing 26% of total smallholders globally. They are currently operating in 10 countries across the world.

Enveritas has an app to address technological challenges while ensuring prerequisite SOPs are met, and are rolling out technical assistance programs for coffee farmers in Ethiopia.

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