SatSure, Songhai Labs Parter for Agriculture Tech in Africa
Cameroon-based Songhai Labs and Switzerland-based SatSure have partnered to launch a platform to fuel innovation in African agriculture and agtech markets, the companies announced on April 25. Songhai Labs, a knowledge broker platform, will coordinate and pilot the platform in Africa, and SatSure, a satellite precision company, will provide SatSure will provide data and technical expertise.
Songhai Labs CEO Charles Awanda told Via Satellite that SatSure will provide information on crop health, soil moisture, weather parameters, evapotranspiration, crop commodity prices, and land-use patterns. More data sets will be added over time. Songhai Labs plans for the data to be useful for all African countries, but the data will be opened up in phases. He said the platform will take the form of an online open data directory for agriculture analysis, along with a data collection and farm management mobile application.
“The innovative solutions offered by SatSure perfectly fall in line with the mission of Songhai Labs to accelerate Innovation in the African continent. A mutual common ground exists between both companies. It was therefore natural for us to team up on this project,” Awanda said.