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Nurturing Africa Digital Revolution for Agriculture

Objective

NADiRA aims to incorporate Copernicus, other Earth Observation products and in-situ IoT devices into mAgriTM, an existing value chain orchestration platform connecting, in smallholder contract farming, producers with banks, insurers, input providers and agro-industries to control risks and improve the productivity, security, and welfare of tens of thousands of African farmers.
By industrializing EO products , NADiRA reduces mAgriTM’s operating costs, while increasing the timeliness, granularity and reach of its following services: (1) Agricultural investment risk mapping, to reduce finance institutions cash-out and increase availability of input credit to smallholders, (2) More robust, affordable agricultural insurance contracts, to reduce persistent climate risk, (3) Improved smallholder tactical management of crop nutrient deficiencies and post-harvest losses to increase productivity, harvest quality and income.
NADiRA demonstrates, on a large market scale, the economic and commercial viability of the combination of EO, IoT and mobile technology and its leverage on the new business model implemented by MANOBI, Swiss Re, credit and insurance institutions and agro-industries to improve smallholder productivity. Four pilots run in parallel in Senegal and Nigeria targets (i) different crop types and production systems (irrigated rice, rainfed peanuts, maize and sorghum) in (ii) 10 crop campaigns (4 irrigated, 3 rainfed) and (iii) various production environments and management practices. This demonstration sustains the development of a business plan with financial objectives and an associated roadmap to capture 30% of the addressable market in Africa.
The outreach actions benefits from the communications channels of the NADiRA partners, active in Africa (MANOBI, Swiss Re, ICRISAT, local banks and farmers associations), in Europe (SPACEBEL, University of Liège, Viveris and EUGENIUS association) and Asia (ICRISAT). A Copernicus Relay will be established in West Africa.

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2017
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Coordinator

SPACEBEL SA
Address
Rue Des Chasseurs Ardennais 6
4031 Liege Angleur
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 598 281,25

Participants (6)

MANOBI AFRICA
Mauritius
EU contribution
€ 530 250
Address
Level 2 Max City Building, Remy Oll
Port-louis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 308 125
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIVERIS TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 79 082,50
Address
Parc D'affaires Silic, Rue Traversiere 1-3
94150 Rungis Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHWEIZERISCHE RUCKVERSICHERUNGS-GESELLSCHAFT AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 20 125
Address
Mythenquai 60
8002 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEMI-ARID TROPICS
India
EU contribution
€ 233 561,25
Address
N/a
502 324 Andhra Pradesh
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUGENIUS
France
EU contribution
€ 101 500
Address
10 Avenue De L'europe
31520 Ramonville-saint-agne
Activity type
Other