Duration: 01/Nov/2017 - 30/Apr/2020
Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe
The goal of NADiRA is to develop and extend innovative services, developed by the African partner MANOBI, for increasing the productivity of the contractual farming in Africa (an estimated market above 50 million farmers).
NADiRA aims to incorporate geospatial Earth Observation,and in-situ IoT devices into mAgri, an existing value chain
orchestration platform connecting, in smallholder contract farming, producers with banks, insurers, input providers and agroindustries to control risks and improve the productivity, security, and welfare of tens of thousands of African farmers.
By industrializing geospatial services and products , NADiRA reduces the operating costs, while increasing the timeliness,
granularity and reach of its following services: (1) Agricultural investment risk mapping, to reduce finance institutions cashout
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.
Role in the project
Development of the climate risk and value chain modelling; Support to the pilot in Nigeria; Outreach activities in Africa and beyond