28th February, Samarkand region: it’s kick-off time for Geoferma project!
To officially launch the Geoferma pilot project, on Monday 28th February 2022 representatives from the Uzbek Space Agency, Uzbek Ministries of Agriculture and Water resources, Samarkand Authorities, Uzbek farmers, the French Embassy in Uzbekistan and Airbus Intelligence met in Hokimiyat, located in the Samarkand region of Uzbekistan.
Funded by French Ministry of Finance through FASEP, Geoferma is based on Airbus’ geospatial solutions which combine satellite monitoring and agro modelling. This project will create a comprehensive geospatial digital ecosystem for sustainable farming and water management in Uzbekistan. These Agricultural analytics are essential for the country, where sustainably improving agricultural production for food security while preserving the environment are crucial issues.
The solution will be adapted to local conditions to deliver actionable insights, capacity building and therefore appropriation by Uzbekistan Authorities from ministries through to the farmers themselves.