Application areas and Business impacts

The agricultural sector is currently transforming, and this represents significant market opportunities. Novitek is targeting the market of smaller companies/households within farms and agricultural supply chain companies, equipment, machinery and sensor producers. The key is new digital services and system which utilize and share agricultural knowledge and data in order to create radical productivity and sustainability improvements. New fields such as: Smart agriculture, precision agriculture, integrated pest management, agrometeorological crop models, and planner, agricultural data science are growing market with enormous potential and a new ecosystem of businesses.

Business growth and societal impacts from agricultural digital platforms and automation, and the establishment of a supporting digital infrastructure

We believe the situation on agriculture is generally comparable in Ghana as in Europe on many areas, namely, the overall need to enhance agriculture in terms of: Productivity and profitability; Food product quality;  Resource efficiency, and Environmental Sustainability.

The digital agricultural transformation builds on the following key components:

  • Farm information management systems (FIMS)
  • Precision Agriculture (PA)
  • Farm Automation
  • Agro Meteorological Services
  • Remote sensing data
  • National digital platforms and digital infrastructure

Farm information management systems (FIMS)

Farm information management systems (FIMS) allow farmers to manage their field data, and possibly share data and knowledge between farmers and the public administration.

FMIS have several essential features and benefits for the agricultural producer, including:

  • Better planning and informed decisions.
  • Sustainable use of the land,
  • resource efficient, economic, e.g. use exactly the amount of pesticides needed.
  • early response on disease infections and assess the present risk of a disease break out. Early intervention on foreseen droughts.
  • let farmers access market information when planning for next cropping season.
  • Assessing gradual climatic changes and emergence of new weeds/plant diseases.
  • Assessing micro climatic effects on local regions from agriculture practice.
  • Utilize new knowledge and research for a sustainable and environmental integration of agriculture in areas of valuable natural resources.