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SIAP joins Rezatec on COMPASS project to benefit Mexican farmers

14 January 2019

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Mexico: SIAP, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food – part of the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) – has signed a declaration of intent with the UK Space Agency to provide historic, statistical and satellite data to support Rezatec's development of a crop yield optimisation tool for Mexican farmers and other supply chain stakeholders.

The Mexican COMPASS project is funded by the UK Space Agency under its International Partnership Programme (IPP) – a five-year, £152M initiative which is using the UK space sector's research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable economic or societal benefit to developing economies around the world. The project is designed to utilize sophisticated geospatial data and Artificial Intelligence to help smallholder farmers growing sugar cane and wheat in Mexico to improve their crop yields.

Source: Geospatial World

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