Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK, 10th January 2019. SIAP, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Growth, Fisheries and Meals – a part of the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) – has signed a declaration of intent with the UK Area Company to supply historic, statistical and satellite tv for pc information to help Rezatec’s growth of a crop yield optimisation software for Mexican farmers and different provide chain stakeholders.The Mexican COMPASS undertaking is funded by the UK Area Company beneath its Worldwide Partnership Programme (IPP) – a five-year, £152M initiative which is utilizing the UK house sector’s analysis and innovation strengths to ship a sustainable financial or societal profit to growing economies all over the world. The undertaking is designed to utilise subtle geospatial information and Synthetic Intelligence to assist smallholder farmers rising sugar cane and wheat in Mexico to enhance their crop yields.Mexican Sugarcane FarmerThe inclusion of SIAP within the undertaking will allow the supply of latest and precious data regarding wheat and sugarcane background research in Mexico, historic information, surveys, statistical data and entry to future satellite tv for pc information, all of which can assist enhance the undertaking outputs for the farmers. As a part of IPP, Rezatec unveiled the newest model of its free cell app, ‘COMPASS V1.6’, on the International Agri Meals Tech Discussion board in Puebla, Mexico in October 2018. The occasion, the most important of its form in South America, was attended by 40,000 agricultural stakeholders – starting from smallholder farmers to senior figures inside the international agricultural supply-chain, in addition to the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Niento.The app, developed by Rezatec, will present decision-support instruments to assist growers, together with smallholders, enhance their technical, environmental and monetary efficiency, delivered through a smartphone interface in order that it’s accessible even in areas with no web connectivity. The expertise developed by the undertaking will use Earth statement satellite tv for pc information, together with discipline information captured by farmers, to assist determine elements inflicting the yield hole between crop potential and precise discipline efficiency.SIAP acknowledged that they’re delighted to be collaborating with Rezatec and the UK Area Company on the COMPASS undertaking to enhance agricultural outcomes for Mexican farmers and different stakeholders within the provide chain.Chris Castelli, Director of Programmes of the UK Area Company mentioned, “Collaboration is on the core of our Worldwide Partnership Programme. By working collectively, we’re offering the instruments essential to stabilise staff’ incomes and help the financial growth of their communities”. Dr Andrew Carrel, Chief Expertise Officer at Rezatec commented, “The inclusion of the SIAP within the undertaking goes to be instrumental within the rising worth that we are able to present the farmers to assist optimise their crop yields and in flip create a optimistic affect on financial livelihoods”.Model 1.6 of the app presents new performance for wheat farmers advising them of the optimum sowing interval and an irrigation schedule for a maximising yield. Following the launch, extra farmers have now signed as much as the undertaking with the assistance of AOASS, Mexico’s largest wheat farmers affiliation, which has proven enormous curiosity in supporting the farming neighborhood in utilizing the appliance for the upcoming wheat season throughout December 2018.The subsequent stage of the undertaking is to collaborate with different stakeholders within the provide chain, together with crop insurers, wheat processors and irrigation our bodies. For extra data go to: https://www.rezatec.com/sources/tasks/mexican-compass/. ENDS Editor’s notesAbout RezatecRezatec applies information science to satellite tv for pc imagery and geospatial information to ship subtle, cloud-based analytics to clients proudly owning and working excessive worth, distributed land-based belongings. Rezatec information providers allow improved margins, enhanced aggressive benefit and optimised asset administration for its clients. Rezatec clients cowl the globe and are leaders of their respective industries within the water, agriculture, infrastructure and forestry sectors. For extra details about Rezatec go to www.rezatec.com. About SIAP (the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Growth, Fisheries and Meals of the United Mexican States)The Agroalimentary and Fisheries Info Service, a decentralized administrative physique of the SAGARPA, is liable for producing statistics and geographic data on agri-food issues, selling the concurrence and coordination of the opposite dependencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration, of the State Governments, Municipalities and of Mexico Metropolis, for the implementation of the Nationwide Info System for Sustainable Rural Growth. For editorial enquiries contact:Simon Haskell, Advertising Supervisor, Rezatec LimitedTel: 01865 817537, Electronic mail: [email protected]