Location Intelligence for National Agricultural Intensification
- Increased sustainability
- Increased productivity
- Evidence-based decisions
- Monitoring & Evaluation
The aWhere Location Intelligence Platform provides direct monitoring and evaluation of effort and results across national agricultural development projects to improve food security; enabling logistical improvements and increased agricultural capacity. The Platform improves execution across the value chain of local and national agricultural programs, markets and commercial interests, and government extension and agro-economic programs. This location-based ‘business intelligence’ platform approach delivers accessible institutional memory and empowers country and program leaders to integrate all direct and causal data from many sources. Developing nations will more rapidly achieve sustainable, climate-smart production, food security, and agro-economic independence.
Why are collaboration and contextual decisions so important? A few examples:
- Delivering new high-yield or drought-resistant seed stock to local farmers is of little use if not accompanied by sustainable access to necessary fertilizer and pesticide products.
- Higher yields across more acres in an isolated geographic area will have minimal impact if there is insufficient transportation infrastructure to move the harvest to a viable market.
- Higher production, sustainable agricultural practices will fail if the accessible local labor force is stricken by malaria.
- Intensive investments for agricultural productivity gains will be wasted if applied in an area already dramatically declining in agronomic potential due to climate change.
Numerous donor and NGO initiatives are implemented within any given country – each program having its own strategy, logistical operations, and data. Challenges in data collection, integration, and analysis hinder efforts to improve agricultural production or to monitor activities and outcomes across many initiatives. To achieve sustainable agricultural intensification a solution is required that can aggregate data from many different sources in many different formats then provision that data in such a way to deliver new insight and oversight to all key participants. Implemented as a national data management platform for agriculture, the aWhere solution will contribute to long-term country self-sufficiency, increase sustainable agricultural productivity, improve food security, and strengthen the overall agro-economic value chain.
Intelligent, Collaborative Strategy - The most effective strategies will be based on all available knowledge from all relevant sources. Data currently spread across many programs and sources will have much greater impact if integrated into a common, context-generating infrastructure. Contextual insight means better decisions will be made, smarter investments will be initiated, and results will be achieved with greater predictability. With the ability to analyze across all available donor programs and activities, the totality of investment dollars will realize greater effectiveness for the country.
Each solution deployed on the aWhere platform enables the critical elements of location intelligence for global development:
Your Data in Your Control - aWhere solutions extend the value of your data, but always ensure that your data remains in your control. Built as an open system using Microsoft SQL Server Spatial and cloud-based technologies, the aWhere Platform is enterprise ready, secure, scalable (to manage big data), and has a modular architecture to deliver each project secure access to their data and tools.